Love, sorcery and ultimately triumph. These are the descriptors often used to describe Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. They may also apply to the drama inherent in getting the work on stage in 1877. From something that was doomed to fail, like a phoenix, Swan Lake rose from a lukewarm debut to become one of the most performed ballet scores of all time.
Alberta Ballet is proudly back on stage in Edmonton and Calgary presenting the work choreographed by the gifted Christopher Anderson. Tony King spoke with the choreographer and Co-Artistic Director about the joy of being back on stage and the challenges of seeing a stalwart through fresh eyes.