The production of Swan Lake by Navrasa Duende and Royal Russian Ballet, one of the most anticipated events of the year, saw a grand opening night in Mumbai on March 13, 2018 at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre in NCPA. The ballet promises to be a powerhouse of music, dance, and drama and is sure to leave the audiences demanding for another exceptional round mesmerizing performance. As a part of the month-long tour, which concludes on April 14, 2018, there are 25 shows of the ballet scheduled to be performed in Mumbai, followed by five shows each in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, according to ANI.
Navrasa Duende’s maiden co-production of Swan Lake with Royal Russian Ballet, held in New Delhi in September 2017, received a remarkable response, drawing over 10,000 people to the shows. With Mumbai being one of the major centres for cultural activities and events in India, it has a sizeable audience with a keen interest in various art forms from around the world.
The troupes will perform 25 shows in Mumbai over 15 days, from March 13 to March 25, so that the maximum number of people in the city have a chance to experience the show. In addition, with a lot of enthusiasm from Kids between the brackets of 6-10 years, Navrasa have also kept shows dedicated to these kids on 14th, 15 and 21st March in Mumbai.
“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. 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,” said founder and CEO, Navrasa Duende, Dinesh Singh.
Swan Lake is scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s inimitable and timeless compositions, which play a significant role in the complex and dramatic narrative. With its primary themes such as love, and the battle between good and evil, the story holds a special place, even today, in the hearts of viewers from around the world.