If you have a passion for art and culture then this might be the perfect time to head towards the City of Joy - Kolkata.
Yes! A group of forty-five artists from the Royal Russian Ballet is scheduled to stage the iconic ballet Swan Lake in Kolkata between April 12 to April 14. The dancers arrive in the city after performing at various places across the country.
Veteran ballet artists Vladimir Troschenko and Anatoly Kazatsky have produced and directed the current edition of Swan Lake respectively.
Swan Lake is a ballet having a 140-year old history and its central plot originates from Russian folk tales.
It is about Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse and how she breaks the curse with the power of love.
Swan Lake is performed on the classical compositions written by Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was composed in 1875-76.
The show is brought by Navrasa Duende, a leading production house and there will be four shows between April 12 and April 14.
The ballet had previously held 36 shows in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad with the last phase of the tour being Kolkata.
Dinesh Singh from Navrasa Duende said, "We can clearly feel the buzz among audiences regarding the maiden performance of Swan Lake ballet in Kolkata. The response from the audiences across the country has been unprecedented, especially for a niche performing art like ballet."
(With inputs from PTI)