In his interpretation of Swan Lake, Angelin Preljocaj repurposes the original narrative to address a critical, contemporary concern. “I really wanted the audience, especially the younger generation, to have a feeling of belonging to this story. I had no intention to tell yet another romantic fairy tale; there is no shortage of such offerings. The pure and fragile image of the swan is a symbol of life on the planet. And if humanity does not stop committing violence against nature, then not only swans but even lakes, will cease to exist for future generations.”
Angelin Preljocaj’s productions have become part of the repertoires of some of the world’s most distinguished ballet companies, including New York City Ballet, Paris Opera, the Mariinsky Theater and the Bolshoi Theater and La Scala.
Co-presented by San Francisco Ballet and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery
Program concludes with a Q&A moderated by Madison Keesler with special guest artists Misa Kuranaga and Pierre Vilanoba