Dada Masilo Swan Lake
Athens & Epidavros Festival 2014 |

Choreographed by
Dada Masilo

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Steve Reich
René Avenant
Camille Saint-Saëns
Arvo Pärt

Lighting Design
Suzette Le Sueur

Costume Design
Dada Masilo
Suzette Le Sueur
How can classical ballet and African dance be combined? Young South-African choreographer Dada Masilo has the answer, making her first appearance in Greece with this reworking of Swan Lake that shatters the stereotypes surrounding the most famous of Romantic ballets and turns any homophobic prejudices harboured by audiences in their head.

The fusion is elevated by her profuse talent, audacity, exuberant energy and humour: with a company of twelve black men and women, all barefoot and dressed in tutus, she sets the Lake on fire, and places music by contemporary composers alongside Tchaikovsky’s well-known score.

Premiere at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa, 2 July 2010
Produced by The Dance Factory/Suzette Le Sueur & Interarts Lausanne/Chantal
Jean-Luc Larguier
7-9 June, 21:00 Peiraios 260, Building H


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