Swan Lake City

2001-2002 NTNG Dance Theatre
Swan Lake City
Opening: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 25/01/2002

A young woman, confined in the form of a swan, falls in love in the hope that she will become a woman again. Society, however, in the person of the evil magician, sends the black swan to destroy a promise of love. When the girl realizes there is no way out, she drowns together with her lover in the lake. The 'Swan Lake', as symbol of our confinement in a conventional society, becomes the pretext for the unfolding of the personal stories of the performers. How can we define contemporary man's confinement in the role assigned to him by society? What does it mean to be a 'swan'? What are the limits of the lake? Can we transgress them, and if so, what is the solution? Silence, death, or the swan's final song?

Choreography: Konstantinos Rigos
Soundscape: Dimitris Kourtakis
Lighting: Tassos Dailidis
Dramaturgy Consultant: Penga Elena
Assistant Choreographer: Amalia Bennett
Dramaturgy Consultant: Ifigeneia Taxopoulou
40 performances - 15.354 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (25/01/2002 - 17/02/2002)
Municipal and Regional Theatre of Volos (22/03/2002 - 23/03/2002)
Athens, Greek National Opera (29/05/2002 - 02/06/2002)
Esplanade Theatre, Singapore (09/06/2004 - 10/06/2004)
Studio 24, Lyon, France (23/09/2004 - 25/09/2004)
Sao Paulo, Brazil (19/08/2005 - 21/08/2005)
Faro, Portugal (02/09/2005)
Trento, Italy (06/09/2005)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (12/09/2005)