Mumbai – The ballet premiere of “Swan Lake” by Navrasa Duende and Royal Russian Ballet saw a grand opening night on Tuesday here.
As a part of the ballet show’s month-long tour, which concludes on April 14, there are 25 shows scheduled to be performed in Mumbai, followed by five shows each in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
Navrasa Duende’s maiden co-production of Swan Lake with Royal Russian Ballet, held in New Delhi in September 2017, drew over 10,000 people to the shows. With Mumbai being one of the major centres for cultural activities and events in India, the production is hoping for a good turnout.
The current production of Swan Lake has been choreographed by Vladmir Troschenko, and directed by Anatoliy Kazatskiy. As part of this production, there are two prima ballerinas, Olga Kafiak and Tetiana Holiakova, who switch places as the female lead, playing the role of both the White Swan and Black Swan during the tour.
Accompanying them are two ballerinos, Mikhail Tkachuk and Anatoliy Khandazhevskiy, who will each play the role of Prince Siegfried in various performances during the tour. For the opening show Tetiana Holiakova played the role of Odette and Odile, Mikhail Tkachuk played the role of Prince and Tymchuk Artem played the role of Von Rothbart.
“The response to the event has been phenomenal and we are excited about the rest of the tour, which we are sure, will be extremely successful. Anatoly Kazatsky’s marvelous direction and Vladimir Troschenko’s brilliant choreography, not to mention the mesmerising performance by the dancers, have once again created magic with this production,” said Dinesh Singh, Founder and CEO, Navrasa Duende.
“What’s even more remarkable is that quite a few people from the city who attended the show in New Delhi last year, are watching the ballet once again, most of whom are youngsters. Moreover, I’m quite certain that both lovers of this dance form, as well as, new audiences curious about ballet will enjoy this production,” he added.
Navrasa Duende is a venture from almost three-decade-old industrial group Energo India in the realm of arts and entertainment. The quest to explore diverse cultures and art forms, introduce them to global audiences, and create an impact on the lives of people is at the core of Navrasa Duende’s goals.