Magic ‘swans’ gracefully swim near castle walls
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, in Trakai, Lithuania
The guest performance in Lithuania took place in front of famous Trakai Island Castle: the largest remaining in Lithuania. Surrounded by Lake Galvė, the dancers appeared on a special pontoon in the middle, with the ‘swans’ appearing to glide on its waters.
Yekaterina Krysanova and Dmitry Gudanov (the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia) took the lead roles, accompanied by Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus Anton Kravchenko and international competition winner Konstantin Geronik.
Several dozens of technicians worked on the show’s sets for three days, including setting up audio and video equipment and lighting, and seating in front of the castle. A VIP area was made to resemble theatrical boxes. The performance began late at night, when the lake took on a unique and magical atmosphere, enhanced by clever lighting of the action.