Swan Lake

United Kingdom, 1966

Film
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A production of Peter Tchaikovsky’s much-loved ballet, featuring Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn at the height of their partnership with the Royal Ballet in London. This fairy-tale, which began in Tchaikovsky’s imagination as a piece of fun for his nephews and nieces, is really the first thoroughly considered dance music drama, with a much more symphonic score than his other ballets. Over the years the ballet was savaged by cuts and substitutions, but with Nureyev’s choreography and Nicholas Georgiadis’s sets and costumes the underlying dramatic unity has been restored. The Wiener Symphoniker plays under the direction of John Lanchbury.

Credits

production company

Unitel

Duration

01:46:30:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304392

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Music & Performing Arts → Ballets - Film and video adaptations

Performance

Performance → Ballet - Performance

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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