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English Youth Ballet - Swan Lake

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Grand Opera House York

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Fri 27 Sep - Sat 28 Sep 2019

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English Youth Ballet perform full length productions of classical ballets with professional principal dancers in the leading roles in regional theatres across the UK, giving young dancers outside London an opportunity to perform within a professional setting.

Grand Opera House Yorkchange

Fri 27 Sep - Sat 28 Sep 2019
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
Fri and Sat at 7.30pm
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

English Youth Ballet’s Swan Lake follows the traditional storyline, but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive, evil Black Swan and the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan as they compete for the affections of the Prince. A powerful new adaptation of one of the world’s most cherished classical ballets starring English Youth Ballet’s stunning international principals and 100 talented young dancers from the local area.

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Now in its 21st year, English Youth Ballet provides professional performance experience for talented young dancers. It has built a national reputation for the quality of both its full-length classical ballets and mixed bill programmes, winning The Stage Award – for special achievement in regional theatre. The opportunity to watch English Youth Ballet is a unique experience; sell-out audiences are treated to beautiful international principal artists sharing the stage with the top up-and-coming talent from the local area (aged 8 -18). EYB’s large cast ensures the world’s favourite ballets are performed with the scale and grandeur which was originally intended. There are now ex-EYB young performers in some of the world’s best companies – including the Royal Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Joffrey Ballet.

English Youth Ballet’s acclaimed production of Swan Lake is set in 1895 Imperial Russia in the Mariinsky Theatre--where the Mariinsky Ballet are preparing for a production of Swan Lake. Two unlikely lovers meet: Odette, a dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet and Prince Sergei, son to the Tsar. The Tsar wants to ensure that Prince Sergei does not marry beneath his station, while the tyrannical ballet director, Baron Von Rothbart, will do anything to secure a royal patronage for his ballet company, manipulating his own daughter, Odile, to compete for the affections of the Prince.

The choreography has been created by director Janet Lewis and her team of international principal artists and teachers who coach the young dancers. The music by Tchaikovsky features the famous Dance of the Cygnets, the Black Swan pas de deux and Swan Lake’s famous Overture. Stunning stage designs for the ballet are by Sebastian Petit and the costume designs are by Keith Bish.

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What the critics say

100 talented young dancers supported by some of the world’s finest principal dancers.
- Sunday Express
A cast of excellent professionals and more than 100 talented young local dancers. A beautifully poignant performance.
- The News, Portsmouth

Stats and facts

There are approximately260costumes
required for Swan Lake
Over1500young dancers
auditioned for the opportunity to perform with EYB in 2018

Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
York Station
Monday to Saturday 12:00 until 16:00. Sundays: Closed.
On show days, service priority is given to 'today’s performance' sales and pre-paid collections. The box office remains open until 15 minutes after the start of the show. On Sundays or Bank Holidays we are open 1 hour before the start of the performance.
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Not originally intended to be a theatre, the buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York officially opened in 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. Since then it has been owned by FJ Butterworth, the Shepherd of Shambles and the India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring the theatre to its former glory in 1987.

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Grand Opera House Yorkchange

Fri 27 Sep - Sat 28 Sep 2019
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
Fri and Sat at 7.30pm
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]