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Swan Lake – Dada Masilo/ The Dance Factory

14–16 September 8:00 pm

Dada Masilo's 'Swan Lake' as previewed at the Dance Factory in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Photograph : John Hogg.

White tutus, pointe shoes and a highly romantic love story – “Swan Lake” is the epitome of classical ballet. Dada Masilo, shooting star of South Africa’s dance scene, has created a truly refreshing and heartbreaking new interpretation of this ballet with an ensemble of twelve dancers. She irreverently turns conventions upside down but without betraying the original; she pairs Tchaikovsky with Camille Saint-Saëns and Arvo Pärt with Steve Reich; she asks questions about gender roles and prejudice using humour but without moralising. It is a balancing act between homage and satire that succeeds as it is dynamic, clever, funny – and humane.

Sponsor: Ulli Sylvester kocht, Metzgerei Peter Inhoven, Weinhaus Tante Anna and Weingut Metzger (14.9.),
Mühlenhoff Managementberatung (15.9.), EXPO Mietmöbel (16.9.)
With kind support of Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and InterCityHotel Düsseldorf
14–16 September 8:00 pm
60 minutes, no intermission
Festival Marquee
Burgplatz, 40213 Düsseldorf + Google Map
+49 211 82 82 66 0