Swan Lake / La Magia de la Danza

Tuesday 30 March - Sunday 11 April 2010 7.30pm
St Martin's Lane
20 7836 0111

Making its long-awaited debut at the London Coliseum, Ballet Nacional de Cuba presents two programmes, which showcase the company’s unparalleled technique and extraordinary flair for invigorating Western ballets with vivid Cuban passion.

Tuesday 6th – Satuday 10th  April – 7.30pm
Satuday 10th  April – 2.30pm
Sunday 11th April – 3pm

Magia de la Danza is a mixed bill which brings together extracts from seven of the company’s most famous ballets including the Nutcracker, Coppélia and Swan Lake. The full programme is:

Giselle  Pas de Deux (Act II) 
Sleeping Beauty  Polonesa and Grand Pas de Deux (Act III) 
The Nutcracker  Waltz of the Flowers and Grand Pas de Deux (Act II) 
Coppélia  Mazurka (Act I) and Grand Pas de Deux (Act III) 
Don Quixote  Dance of the Toreadors (Act I) and Grand Pas de Deux (Act III)
Swan Lake  Dance of the Swans and Pas de Deux (Act II) 
Gottschalk Symphony  Creole Party

Tuesday 30th March – Saturday 3rd April – 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd April – 2.30pm
Sunday 4thApril – 3pm

Swan Lake was the first ballet to be performed by Ballet Nacional de Cuba, when Alicia Alonso established the company in 1948. Performed with drama and style, this classic production features world-class performances from the full company of dancers.

These performances feature a full live orchestra and four special guest appearances from international superstar Carlos Acosta, who performs with the company on 30 March and 1, 7 and 8 April. This will be the first time Acosta has ever danced with Ballet Nacional de Cuba in the UK.

“The Cubans are famously a company of virtuosos and wherever you looked on stage there were other star turns” THE GUARDIAN