The Royal New Zealand ballet presents... Black Swan, White Swan: a Swan Lake for our time
Step into the shadows to witness one man’s struggle with love and betrayal as the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan, White Swan, a daring retelling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake.
A deeply personal take on the classic love story, we follow Siegfried, tormented by sickness, battling his mortality. Caught between two women, the black swan and the white, he struggles with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself.
Hailed on its 2012 premiere as ‘beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic’ (Grand Rapids Press), this 21st century version of the story will have you spellbound. A stripped down, elemental retelling of Swan Lake, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, Black Swan, White Swan will break your heart, yet leave you believing in the redeeming power of love.
This stylish, provocative, profoundly moving ballet is not to be missed – this is a Swan Lake for our time.
Touring from May 31- July 6, Black Swan, White Swan will visit seven locations across the country:
Opera House, 31 May – 2 June
Bruce Mason Centre, 7 – 8 June
Regent on Broadway, 12 June
Baycourt Theatre, 15 – 16 June
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 20 - 22 June
Isaac Theatre Royal, 27 - 29 June
Regent Theatre, 3 July
ASB Theatre Marlborough, 6 July
BOOK TICKETS NOW via RNZB.