This reworking of the beloved classic Swan Lake, to be performed by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, mixes ballet with modern dance, and injects the narrative with an extra burst of drama. Jean-Christophe Maillot, the choreographer and director of the Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, worked with the novelist Jean Rouaud to bring a new dimension to the timeless story of Siegfried and Odette.
The visual artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest, a long-time associate of Maillot, has created a world where dreams can come alive, playing on light and dark and turning grey into a mood rather than a colour. Philipe Guillotel’s costumes are the cherry on top. He has utilised tutus and tiaras without becoming lost in them, mixing these classical elements with on trend fashions.
These two special performances are organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).