The United Ukrainian Ballet will arrive in Australia in October to present SWAN LAKE
The United Ukrainian Ballet will arrive in Australia in October to present the world’s most beloved ballet, SWAN LAKE. The company will play seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
The United Ukrainian Ballet brings together award-winning dancers from Ukraine’s top ballet houses, including the National Opera of Ukraine, Kharkiv Opera Theater and Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. Each member of the Company has their own story of how they escaped devastating war in their home country to safety and join the Company. Under the artistic direction of Igone de Jonge, former prima ballerina of the Dutch National Ballet, the Company has lived and rehearsed together since fleeing Ukraine.
From the immortal opening bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, SWAN LAKE invites the audience into another world in this classic tale of good triumphing over evil. Be enchanted by Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen Odette, the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison, the twinkling swans and the spectacular ball scenes. This glorious tale, interpreted by such a remarkable company, inspires admiration and wonder.
The United Ukrainian Ballet was formed after Ukrainian dancers fled their homeland and is based in The Hague, Netherlands, in the former Royal Conservatory building which was donated to the company to live and work in thanks to the generous support of local businesses and the Dutch government.
Ahead of their Australian tour of SWAN LAKE, the 50+ Company is gearing up for further ballet seasons to be performed at the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam and the prestigious London Coliseum.
The United Ukrainian Ballet’s production of SWAN LAKE is a unique opportunity to see a powerful and moving interpretation of one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time with a company of world-class artists united by the tragedy of war and hope for the future. This majestic production by SWAN LAKE promises to be the most moving dance production of the year.
Of Russian and Ukrainian origin, Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky composed SWAN LAKE in 1875-1876. In Soviet times, ballet broadcasting was often associated with political instability and upheaval. More recently, its symbolism has become inextricably defined as a work of protest by many Russians ardently opposed to the illegal occupation of Ukraine.
This tour was made possible through the generous support of a number of benefactors, including the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Amare Cultural Precinct and SENF Partners. To support Ukrainian artists and help rebuild Ukraine’s cultural heritage in the future, a portion of every ticket sold on the Australian tour will be donated to the United Ukrainian Ballet Foundation.
THE UNITED UKRAINIAN BALLET – SWAN LAKE
Tickets on sale Monday, July 18 at 10 a.m.
Ticket prices from $79 to $199
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MELBOURNE – PLENARY, MCEC
from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October
Reservations: Ticket Master
SYDNEY – DARLING HARBOR THEATER, ICC
From Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October
ADELAIDE – ADELAIDE FESTIVAL THEATER
From Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 November