from winning two awards at the National Dance Awards* earlier this
month, English National Ballet's Spring Tour 2004 arrives at The
Empire Theatre, Liverpool on 16th March 2004.
Lake brings the romance and high drama of the grand Russian ballet
tradition to life. Perhaps the most famous of all ballets, it tells
the story of Prince Siegfrieds powerful love for the Swan
Queen, Odette, and their battle against the evil magician Rothbart.
to Tchaikovskys most famous score played by the full Orchestra
of English National Ballet which undoubtedly features some
of the most beautiful music in the classical ballet repertoire.
first performance features the powerful partnership of Georgian-born
ballerina Elena Glurdjidze as Odette/Odile and Swedish Principal
Jan-Erik Wikström as Prince Siegfried.
same roles will be danced at other performances by Principal Dancers
Erina Takahashi and Vladislav Bubnov, and Daria Klimentová
with Dmitri Gruzdyev, and Principal Guest Artists Agnes Oaks and
in 2000 especially for the proscenium stage from Deane's arena version
of Swan Lake, this production was made possible by funding from
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.