The first full-length ballet from Alexander Ekman, who recreated the original version of Tchaikovskys Swan Lake premiered in 1877.
Cover 109323 Elegance The Art of Alexander Ekman A Swan Lake © Arthaus Musik
“I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!” said choreographer Alexander Ekman and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with masses of water. In A Swan Lake, his full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1.000 rubber ducks.
Alexander Ekman is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, recognised and sought after for his unique ability to pair wit and playfulness. With a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, A Swan Lake takes a fresh look at Tchaikovsky’s ballet of all ballets.(Cat.No. 109323)
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Duration 98 mins & 15 mins (bonus clips)
Video format DVD 9 / NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Recording location Oslo Opera House
Recording date April 26th 2014
Orchestra / Band The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Dance Company The Norwegian National Ballet
Choreography by Alexander Ekman
Composer Mikael Karlsson