The tale of an enchanted swan princess who can only be redeemed by the love of a prince has thrilled classical ballet lovers around the world and filled the bad kissingen kurtheater to capacity. The evening was guaranteed to be enjoyable by tchaikovsky’s enchanting melodies and the ensemble of the classical russian ballet from moscow.
140 years after the first performance, this danced march still has a fascination that can inspire young and old alike. This was also evident in bad kissingen, where every age group was represented at the spa theater. The reasons for this fascination are not only the music or the use of frequent motifs of many marches, but also the graceful language of movement and the acting gestures of the actors. In four acts, the ballet tells the story of princess odette, enchanted as a swan, with whom the carefree prince siegfried falls in love. This one vows to free them from the power of the red beard spell through his love. But then he let himself be swapped by odile, the negative image of odette, and proceeded. When the prince realizes his mistake, it is already too late. The last act allows for different stagings, but the classical russian ballet has chosen the good variant: odette forgives and they both live happily ever after.
Ballet composer peter I. In swan lake, tchaikovsky creates three familiar stage images: the castle park as the setting for a festival, the mystical swan lake, where the symbolic swans represent the good and the magical red beard takes on the evil counterpart, a festival hall in the castle with the meeting of good and evil, and a possible happy ending in a mystical place. These well known and easily comprehensible locations form the framework for the ensemble and outstanding actors such as prince siegfried, his friend benno, rotbart and odille / odette, who is usually portrayed by one and the same dancer. Swan princess and her counterpart is one of the more demanding roles in classical ballet for any ballerina, because it not only combines two different characters, but also places the highest choreographic demands on the dancer. The ballet is rich in dance high points – whether it’s the pax de trois and the melancholy soli of the prince in 1. The first two acts are the duet of the lovers at swan lake with the dramaturgical appearance of red beard and the well-known dance of the four swans (pas de quatre) or in the third act the. Act with the nation dances of the bride and the pas de deux of siegfried and the black swan odile. Balances and turns in various poses, lifts and jumps of the soloists alternated with dances of the ensemble and magical images of the dancing swans on the lake.
Since no program was available for the ballet audience, it is not possible to mention the names of the performers here, but only to praise the fact that both the ensemble and the soloists performed their parts with technical precision on the small stage in kissingen. After friendly applause at the beginning, the enthusiasm of the kissing audience increased with every scene – and these were acknowledged with swelling applause up to the appreciative applause at the end.