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THE SWAN. Ricardo Cue 2000

CND REPERTOIRE

  • Choreography: Ricardo Cue
  • Music: Camille Saint-Saëns 
  • Premiere on November 20th, 2000 at Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (Russia) as a tribute to Maya Plisétskaya (danced by Igor Yebra).
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza on October 18th, 2014 at Teatros del Canal, Madrid (Spain).

"Long ago I had in my imagination a choreography of a man swan until one day, being on Lake Geneva, next to Maya Plisetskaya, watching some swans, I told her that in their movements the females from the males could not be distinguished. Maya asked me to do a choreography for a man swan.

I was inspired to create this choreography, mainly, in the flutter and displacement of the swans. The magnitude of 'The Swan' is loneliness at the time of his death. His feelings have no measure. The soul is freed from its mortal body to consecrate itself to eternity. It is a dance in which the majesty of body movement and spiritual virtuosity takes us to the higher plane that is art. Art that turns death into beauty and emotion. It's a magical moment."

Ricardo Cue

Tickets

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    • A CORUÑA (SPAIN)

    • PALACIO DE LA ÓPERA
    • 22 & 23 November, 2019
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
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    • SEVILLA (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 9 to 12 January, 2020 - 20h
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA
    • 8 March, 2020
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    • VALENCIA (SPAIN)

    • PALAU DE LES ARTS
    • 26 to 29 March, 2020
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    • Carmen by Johan Inger

    • PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

    • THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHIPEL
    • 6 & 7 May, 2020
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      • LUDWIGSBURG (GERMANY)

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      • 17 & 18 July, 2020

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