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Swan Lake, virtual premiere

The National Ballet’s centenary begins with a live stream of Swan Lake on 29 January at Stage24, YLE Areena and YLE Teema.

The National Ballet’s centenary begins with a live stream of Swan Lake on 29 January at Stage24, YLE Areena and YLE Teema.

Swan Lake is the world’s most famous ballet, which combined Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music with a visual world of iconic beauty. It also has a long history at the Finnish National Ballet, where it was performed as its first production a hundred years ago. David McAllister’s new choreography, made specifically for the Finnish audience, shines with Nordic light and honours the ballet’s long-standing traditions. 

Due to covid restrictions, the premiere will be performed without an audience and live streamed at 14:00 on 29 January. The recorded stream will be available to watch on Stage24 until 22 July. 

Dancers Nina Hyvärinen, Aku Ahjolinna and Saga Eriksson, cultural researcher Liisa Kaski, costume researcher Joanna Weckmann and Mikael Aaltonen, Program Manager at Dance House Helsinki, discuss the performance among others. Journalists Liisa Vihmanen and Janne Palkisto host the conversation. The discussion is held in Finnish.

Internet, Stage24, YLE Areena and YLE Teema 

29.1.–22.7.2022

Free of charge, duration 2 h 45 min

Age recommendation: over 7 years.

Production: Yle and Finnish National Opera and Ballet 2022.

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