Tchaikovsky’s classic, Swan Lake will come to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands this month. The Imperial Ice Stars will perform a frozen version of the ballet in the award-winning ‘Swan Lake on Ice’, which comes to Marina Bay Sands’ Grand Theater from 29 August 2011. Tickets go on sale from 24 June.
The shows will be part of a two-year world tour that spans around 22 countries which started in UK last year. The troupe will feature 26 world, European and national championship skaters, who between them hold more than 250 competition medals.
“Inspired by my research into Tchaikovsky’s original score and intentions for the story, I wanted to create a more realistic interpretation of this much-loved tale and transpose it onto ice, creating a new art form in the process – ice dance in a full theatrical setting”, explains Tony Mercer. “I always felt it was a natural fit to have swans gliding on ice.
“I created our original Swan Lake on Ice four years ago in a classical style with elements of
contemporary ice dance. With this production I’ve significantly re-worked the choreography to incorporate even more contemporary skating manoeuvres, and challenged our skaters to reach for new heights again!”
Swan Lake on Ice will be performed against backdrops and scenery created by one of Australasia’s leading scenic designers, Eamon D’Arcy.