Dance “Swan Lake” by the Ballet Preljocaj


Angelin Preljocaj tackles a monument of the repertoire. As he did with Romeo and Juliet and The Rite of Spring, he breathes new life into Tchaikovsky's masterpiece.

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The choreographer revisits his Swan Lake, created in 2020, and rethinks it for the Amphitheatre of Châteauvallon, thus adding a new episode to the long history that unites him with the festival.

The plot of Swan Lake, based on a German legend, inspired Tchaikovsky to write the brilliant music for his first ballet and Marius Petipa to create the reference choreography, performed in 1895 two years after the composer's death. With this Lake, Angelin Preljocaj returns to his taste for narrative ballet. For him, the best way to pay homage to the model is to enter into his creative process and reappropriate the work. By reducing the score, borrowing from other orchestral pieces by Tchaikovsky, and subverting the themes, he succeeds in remaining faithful to the spirit of the libretto while offering a very personal reading.

For this exceptional performance, Preljocaj had to adapt his choreography to the venue. In order to take full advantage of the open-air conditions, he and his team redesigned the space. The twenty-six dancers who make up his troupe will transfigure the night. In the natural setting of Châteauvallon, the spectator will have the impression of following the young prince Siegfried to the edge of the lake and will be as close as possible to the dreamlike universe and the melancholic accents of the work on which the renowned choreographer projects his vision of the world.

Languages spoken

  • French


  • Cultural


  • Dance


Extra reception facilities: Accessible to blind and visually impaired spectators.



Animals are not accepted.


Extra cost: From €5 to €35. Reservation recommended.

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Ouvert le 29/07/2022
  • Le VENDREDI à partir de 22:00:00
Ouvert le 30/07/2022
  • Le SAMEDI à partir de 22:00:00


Dance “Swan Lake” by the Ballet Preljocaj



Dance “Swan Lake” by the Ballet Preljocaj

Châteauvallon - Centre National de Création et de Diffusion Culturelles
795 chemin de Châteauvallon
83190 Ollioules