The Black Swan (Pas de deux)

Marius Petipa

The Great Pas de Deux of the Third Act of Swan Lake, known as The Black Swan, is a diversion that combines a very refined academic technique with the intense expressive charge required by the scene of Prince Siegfried's seduction by Odile.

  • World premiere by: Mariinsky's Theatre Ballet at Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg (Russia), January 15th 1895
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: (Ballet Nacional de España Clásico) at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), January 19th 1984


  • Choreography:
    Marius Petipa
  • Music:
    Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Running time:
    12 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Cynthia Gregory, Fernando Bujones