8 May 2020

LIVE VIDEO: Royal New Zealand Ballet - Black Swan, White Swan

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 8 May 2020

Swan Lake, ballet’s most loved tale of passion and romance, is retold in this electrifying new version.

Our hero, Siegfried, tormented by sickness and battling his mortality, is caught between two women – the black swan and the white – struggling with ideal love and pure evil.

Join us here at 7.30pm for tonight's livestream ballet video from Royal New Zealand Ballet - 'Black Swan, White Swan'. It will also be on the RNZ Concert Facebook page if you prefer to watch, and chat, with us there.

With Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score at its heart, Black Swan, White Swan is a thrilling, stylish and profoundly moving show.

The video begins on Friday 8 May at 7.30pm (repeating on Sunday 10 May at 10.30am)

Artistic team and cast:

SIEGFRIED - Paul Mathews

ROTHBART - Kihiro Kusakami

WHITE SWAN - Sara Garbowski

BLACK SWAN - Kirby Selchow

PARTY LADIES - Kate Kadow, Mayu Tanigaito, Marie Varlet, Rhiannon Fairless, Caroline Wiley, Katharine Precourt

PARTY MEN - Shaun James Kelly, Massimo Margaria, Fabio Lo Giudice, Joseph Skelton, Laurynas Vėjalis, Wan Bin Yuan

LITTLE SWANS - Madeleine Graham, Mayu Tanigaito, Caroline Wiley, Marie Varlet

BIG SWANS - Kate Kadow, Olivia Moore, Katharine Precourt, Rhiannon Fairless,

SWANS - Katherine Minor, Clare Schellenberg, Cadence Barrack, Leonora Voigtlander, Teagan Tank

Choreography: Mário Radačovsky

Costume Design: Patricia Barker
Staging: Laura McQueen Schultz and Nicholas Schultz
Set Design: Marek Hollý
Audio Visual Design: Michael Auer
Lighting Design: Randall G Chiarelli
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Music recording: Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev
Label Decca, by kind permission of Universal Music

Video by Jeremy Brick

Black Swan, White Swan contains mature themes, parental discretion is advised

RNZ Ballet's full cast list

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