An online + offline audience chooses its own ending to the ballet classic
Classical only in its name, Swan Lake is a remix of the Russian ballet in the form of an online and offline theater event that takes place simultaneously and influences each other. The NITEhotel.org reopens its virtual doors to host the digital version of the performance Swan Lake The Game. Nothing stays the way it was in this Swan Lake, including the eclectic music of Georgian / Swiss multi-talent Kordz who lets the musicians go all out with the famous sounds of Tsjaikovski.
The black swan
Swan Lake is a performance about our desire to escape into a perfect fairy-tale world and the danger of losing touch with reality. The term black swan is used to denote an economic phenomenon that was impossible to predict but nevertheless has a huge effect on the system. How should we proceed now that the combined black swan of Covid-19 and the climate crisis has upended our fairy-tale democratic, liberal consumer’s paradise? Will we start a new story together?
Everyone has a say, and with this influence comes responsibility. By spotlighting the Swan Lake audience’s responsibility, the creators of the piece aim to explore how we might proceed following a crisis. You decide how this fairy tale ends.
By Club Guy & Roni + Slagwerk Den Haag + Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation
Choreography: Roni Haver and Guy Weizman
Questions on Swan Lake: the Game? go to faq