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A timeless tale of romance, tragedy and transformation – Swan Lake returns to Finland and Jyväskylä

St Petersburg Festival Ballet returns to Finland with the classic Swan Lake ballet.

This autumn, St Petersburg Festival Ballet will make its long-awaited return to Finland with its legendary Swan Lake ballet. The story of Swan Lake has all the elements of a classic fairytale: princes and princesses, evil and magic, tragedy and a true love story. In addition to the story, the ballet’s music is also very well-recognized around the world as well.

Swan Lake got its world premiere at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre on 1877, but it was considered unsuccessful and too ordinary. Although the ballet was kept active for some time after the premiere, it later disappeared from the repertoire presumably forever.
However, the official revival of the ballet happened in 1895, when it was performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and managed to astonish the public by the level of choreography, brilliant music and a compelling story.

This year, St Petersburg Festival Ballet will star a number of internationally-known and award-winning dancers.

Today, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is not only a symbol of Russian art, but also an internationally successful performance and a synonym to the idea of ballet for people from all around the world.

Swan Lake’s legendary story, original choreography, breathtaking music, unique and fascinating costumes – all this makes the ballet a timeless piece of art and something that is worth experiencing in your lifetime.

This year, St Petersburg Festival Ballet will star a number of internationally-known and award-winning dancers including Elizaveta Lobacheva, Aleksandr Abaturov, Ivan Sitnikov and Nikita Moskalets.

In addition to Jyväskylä, the performance will also take place in Oulu, Hämeenlinna, Helsinki, Turku, Lahti, Pori and Kuopio between November 7 and November 19.


St Petersburg Festival Ballet with its Swan Lake ballet will perform in Jyväskylä on November 19. More information and details: www.jklpaviljonki.fi


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