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A Tale about
Swan Lake

en mann i mørk frakk står med ryggen til en annen mann som spiller fiolin En fortelling om Svanesjøen / Photo: Jörg Wiesner
2. November–​9. November
Scene 2
2 h / 1 Break

New Swan Lake for the entire family

Step inside the magical forest where swans and the Nixie await! Cina Espejord has created a new, intense story about the ballet of all ballets – Swan Lake.

This new ballet narrative tells the story of siblings Odette and Siegfried, their love for each other – and the unknown. 

The forbidden forest 

A summer celebration is taking place in the village in the valley. The children are playing, the adults are dancing and no one notices that Odette has disappeared. Could she have gone into the woods where a child once drowned and everyone knows is forbidden? They search and search. Weeks become years and finally, there is only one person who continues to search – her brother Siegfried.  

Swan Lake meets Norwegian folklore 

There are swans and pointe dancing to Tchaikovsky’s legendary music, but also the Nixie, who can pull you towards the deep tarn in the woods. What could have happened to Odette – whose brother manages to find her after all these years? And what draws some people towards the darkness and unknown?   

Up close with dancers and drama 

On stage are the dancers of the National Ballet, students of the National Ballet School and a solo violinist. It is a full-blooded classical ballet created to be performed on stages across the country by choreographer and dancer Cina Espejord. Her team includes set designer Katja Ebbel and costume designer and dancer Martin Dauchez. 


Artistic team and cast

  • Choreographer
    Cina Espejord
  • Music
    Pjotr Tsjajkovskij, recording of the Opera Orchestra
  • Set design
    Katja Ebbel
  • Costume design
    Martin Dauchez
  • Lighting design
    Paul Vidar Sævarang
  • Composer transitions
    Helge Sunde
  • Sound producer
    Sean Lewis
  • Participants
    The National Ballet, the Ballet School, violinist Terje Tønnesen
370 kr
  • Saturday 2. November
    18:30 / Scene 2
  • Monday 4. November
    18:30 / Scene 2
  • Wednesday 6. November
    18:30 / Scene 2
  • Friday 8. November
    18:30 / Scene 2
  • Saturday 9. November
    13:00 / Scene 2