Ballet, romance and music fans, this one’s for you…

There are plenty of upcoming shows and concerts to see in Dubai and one theatre fans have to add to their list is P. Tchaikovsky’s The Best of Swan Lake. 

The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates is bringing the beautiful ballet to you on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Ballet company Worldstars  has put together the outstanding performance featuring soloists from leading European dance companies like the Paris Opera, the Bordeaux Ballet and La Scala. The show combines the iconic legend of Swan Lake with sophisticated choreography and Tchaikovsky’s evocative symphonies.

So, what’s The Best of Swan Lake about?

Swan Lake is the love story of Prince Siegfried, who on a hunting trip encounters a flock of swans, falls in love with the Swan Queen, Odette, and swears his allegiance and undying love to her. As a result of a curse by an evil sorcerer, Odette can take human form just between midnight and daybreak. Only faithful, true love can break the spell.

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Here’s a cool fact for you. Tchaikovsky composed Swan Lake in 1875 but it was originally unsuccessful due to the complicated score and uninspiring choreography. However, the show was amended in 1895 with new direction from Petipa and Ivanov. The production in Dubai will follow this revision.

Today Worldstars projects take place in Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, and Denmark, giving audiences the chance to enjoy high-level ballet that inspires and touches hearts. The main aim of Worldstars is to preserve classical ballet traditions and heritage.

When the show takes place in Dubai, there will be three showings at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm respectively. It runs for around an hour with no interval. Children above the age of five are welcome. Ticket prices range from Dhs250 to Dhs350 and can be bought here.

The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates is located on level 2. The entrance is after Emporio Armani Caffè if you go through the mall. Alternatively, the entrance from the parking is after the Fashion Dome facing orange parking right before Magic Planet’s entrance.

For more information, visit artforall.ae

The Best of Swan Lake, The Theatre at MOE, Dubai, August 27,  prices start from Dhs250, Tel: (0)4 299 2282. etoileballetgala.com