White Swan (Pas de deux)

Lev Ivanov

-Pas de Deux, act II of Swan Lake-

A clearing in the woods beside a lake at the foot of a chapel in ruins. A moonlit night.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Centro Niemeyer of Avilés (Spain), October 14th 2017

Siegfried has broken off from his party of friends. He arrives at the clearing next to the lake. He suddenly stops in his tracks on seeing one of the swans turn into a beautiful maiden princess called Odette. At first, she is terrified of Siegfried but he promises to do her no harm. She then tells him she is Odette, the Swan Queen and victim of a terrible spell. The spell can only be broken is somebody who has never before loved swears to love Odette forever. Siegfried strives to win Odette’s trust. They fall in love.


  • Choreography:
    Lev Ivanov
  • Music:
    Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Running time:
    8 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Seh Yun Kim, Esteban Berlanga