A remarkable re-interpretation of Swan Lake by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, making their London Coliseum debut
'Swan Lake has never cast such a chill' Suddeutsche Zeitung
Jean-Christophe Maillot has re-worked Swan Lake with the writer Jean Rouaud, 1990 Prix Goncourt winner, to bring a new drama to this pillar of the classic repertoire. This new adaptation brings a modern-day relevance to the timeless story of Siegfried and Odette.
'For those who love motion in dance, what a delight... the ballet is outstanding - one of those rewrites that dance needs, which innovates and entertains without turning its back on the story... Jean-Christophe Maillot has succeeded in the difficult challenge of reshaping this diamond without removing any of its brightness or its essence.' Le Figaro Magazine
'A major production, a work where the modern and traditional are combined in a timelss meeting. Here, quality is all-important, and it shows in every movement.' ABC
Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Designed by leading visual artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest, with costumes by Philippe Guillotel.
Performed to a specially conceived and mastered soundtrack of Tchaikovsky’s score performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, directed by Leonard Slatkin.