‘Swan Lake’ comes to Istanbul with Kremlin Ballet
ISTANBULOne of the world’s most famous ballets, “Swan Lake,” will go before Turkish art lovers with a unique performance from the Kremlin Ballet Theater on May 23 at the Zorlu Center PSM.
The “Swan Lake” ballet, with brilliant music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is a symbol of Russian ballet in addition to being one of the world’s most beloved pieces in the genre.
The base of the story is an old German legend telling about a beautiful princess, Odette, who is turned into a swan by the curse of the evil wizard Rothbart.
The ballet’s stage director, Andrei Petrov, preserved the classical edition of the ballet made by great Russian choreographers Alexander Gorsky, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov but also combined several separate episodes for the sake of the performance’s integrity.
The aesthetic perception of the ballet is accompanied by the works of scene designer Stanislav Benediktov and costume designer Olga Polyanskaya.
The performance is constantly in the company’s repertoire and has consistently drawn plaudits from spectators. It is accompanied by the State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya under the direction of artistic managing director and principal conductor Yuri Bashmet, while an accompanying soloist ensemble is conducted by Igor Razumovsky.
The Kremlin Ballet was founded by Petrov in 1990. The theater is located on the site of Moscow’s Kremlin in the building of the State Kremlin Palace.
The ballet company’s repertoire also includes evenings of ancient choreography and divertissement, which include a number of examples of classical and modern choreography.
The craftsmanship of the artists and soloists of the theater is sharpened in master classes and rehearsals of leading ballet tutors, headed by outstanding Russian ballerina Ekaterina Maximova.
Today the young theater occupies the leading position among Russian ballet companies, and the performances of the Kremlin Ballet have been widely praised by Russian and foreign critics.
The ballet has recently undertaken tours of Italy, China, France, Austria, Israel, Taiwan, Greece, Greek Cyprus, Hungary and Spain.
Tickets for the event, organized in collaboration with IEG Live and the Sa Organization, are available at Biletix.