Along with live music by New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by Charles Barker from American Ballet Theatre, the Shanghai Ballet's 80 dancers, including 48 beautiful swans, will grace the stage of the David H. Koch Theater in a truly lavish and spectacular production of SWAN LAKE.
China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) introduce Shanghai Ballet to the David H. Koch Theater with an internationally prominent and critically acclaimed Grand Swan Lake. With forty eight swans on stage, the production was directed and choreographed by Derek Deane, formerly the Artistic Director of English National Ballet and currently Artistic Director of Shanghai Ballet, with his team. It has toured 96 successful performances in Europe and Australia since December 2015. Featuring principal dancers Wu Husheng and Qi Bingxue as well as international guest stars, the Grand Swan Lake, with more than 80 dancers’ participation,will follow the timeless tragic love story of Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried and feature the timeless music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, played live by the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and conducted by Charles Barker from American Ballet Theatre.
Shanghai Ballet was founded in 1966, and formally named in 1979 by The White-haired Girl performing team. The ballet The White-haired Girl won the Gold Medal of the Best Classical Dance Works of the 20th Century in China, which helped establish the company’s predominant position in the world of China’s ballet circle. Spanning over 30 years, Shanghai Ballet embraces a blend of traditional and Western dance styles, and has created and staged numerous ballets including Swan Lake(Derek Deane), Jane Eyre(Patrick de BANA), The Butterfly Lovers(Xin Lili),A Sigh of Love (Bertrand d’At),Echoes of Eternity (Patrick de BANA), Hamlet (Derek Deane), The Last Mission of Marco Polo (Jose Martinez), and Shanghai Grand Theatre’s version The Nutcracker(Derek Deane).