Swan Lake Revisited —
city-based Ronnie Shambik Ghose and Mitul Sengupta’s collaboration with
French choreographer Gianin Loringett — is all set to embark on a tour
of Denmark, Belarus and Sweden this month. This compelling retelling of
Tchaikovsky’s 1875 classic piece was presented by ICCR in
association with t2 earlier in February.
“The tour took shape after word spread about our successful shows in Calcutta and Delhi,” said Ronnie.
The dancers will take
the stage at Royal Danish Playhouse in Denmark, a 264-year-old venue
for ballet and opera, on October 21 and 22 as part of India Today —
Copenhagen Tomorrow, a cultural exchange in Indian arts, politics,
science and business.
Next, the troupe will
travel to Minsk for three shows at the Belarusian Musical Autumn as
part of their 38th International Festival of Arts. The trip ends with a
stand-alone show at Stockholm’s famed Nybrokajen Theater.
The husband-wife duo of Ronnie and Mitul will be travelling with a 10-member cast including dancers from their Rhythmosaic Dance Company, Loringett and his son Yorma. This modern-day retelling of Swan Lake involves jazz, flamenco, tap and kathak.
“We have stretched it
from 50 minutes to an hour to include more Tchaikovsky music pieces so
that the international audience relate to it better,” added Ronnie.