In 2016 we happened to be invited in Hangzhou at the time the G20 Top took place there. And so we had the honour of watching a scene of “Swan Lake on the Water”.
Heavily impressed we managed to go backstage where our interpreter introduced us to the team behind the production and where we could witness the incredible complexity of such a production.
Just have a look : : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ru9SkGABQ4&t=26s
It cost two years of research and multiple negociations to get the approval of the prestigious society of the Operas of East-Ukraine, member of Opera Europa to launch the first version of “Swan Lake on the Water”.
It was far from evident to convince a classic corps de ballet to engage in a total different and innovative project . The soloists as well were eventually hard to persuade as they had to dance on water for the very first time with all the physical risks it would bring.
But our efforts paid off and the thus formed team is undoubtedly amoung the best in the world.
Charmed by the project, the most talented European companies, Aquaticshow for the water features and Dirty Monitor for the computergraphics joined the French director Johan Nus in this new adventure.
Basins, fountains, water walls and projections will turn this great classic into a delicately modernised version where spectacular acts and intimate moments will merge together perfectly without however losing any of its strong qualities.
It will be in Belgium, end 2019 that this great adventure will start, followed by South and North America to come back to Europe via Spain and Portugal with the finale in Paris in 2020 !
A stunning spectacle !
Original idea and production : Patrick Leveaux, Classicall Productions, Brussels
Corps de ballet : CXID Opera, Kharkiv, Ukrain
Choreography : Johan Nus, Paris
Mapping : Dirty Monitor, Charleroi, Belgium
Water technicity : Aquaticdesign, Strasbourg, France
International touring : Citylights Entertainment, UK