Swan Lake comes to Chesham

Bucks Free Press: The Elgiva The Elgiva

THE Vienna Festival Ballet celebrates their 34th anniversary with a UK tour from until June, with the classic Swan Lake.

While he’s out hunting, the Prince Siegfried meets with a flock of swans led by a Swan Queen who is under the evil spell of a magician, Baron Rothbart.

He falls in love with the Queen of the Swans and tries to free them all. However, the magician has a few tricks up his sleeve. Will everything turn out well for the Prince and the Queen of the Swans?

An intense theatrical experience, it is sometimes seen as one of the greatest love stories ever to be staged. This production offers imaginative, glamorous costumes, and beautiful sets.

Producers hope it will appeal to a wide audience base from youngsters seeing ballet live on stage for the first time, to anybody who is simply looking for an innovative show which tells a beautiful story through music and dance.

The celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek founded the company after his illustrious career as a dancer of international renown, in 1980.

Now in their 34th year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world. VFB are known for their beautiful and lavish hand-made costumes and head dresses.

VFB are celebrated for the continued freshness of their dancing casts, and the strength of their corps - the flock of swans - is sure to be highlighted.

VFB have top-talented dancers including graduates from the Royal Ballet School, British, Australian and Italian soloists, and guest stars from Vienna and South Africa.

Swan Lake is at The Elgiva next Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. Tickets are £17 to £19 from 01494 582900 or go to www.elgiva.com.

There is a meet and greet after the performance, so members of the audience will be able to meet with the dancers and have a chat.

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