TLF ID M020558
The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is one of the world's most popular, traditional ballets. Siegfried is drawn to the lake and its secret realm of mystery and enchantment, where he falls in love with the Swan Queen Odette. Tricked and betrayed by the seductive Black Swan Odile, he can redeem himself only in death. Stephen Baynes’ traditional production combines grand scale and psychological intimacy. Resources include articles, photographs and videos on topics from pre-production (page) to performance (stage) including: a synopsis of the story and the character list; choreography; the music; set, costume and lighting design; as well as a behind the scenes section which provides background articles that examine how design and choreography shape the drama that underpins this ballet. A downloadable teacher resource kit collates all the information and provides additional creative response tasks for students.