Re-Watch: Swan Lake Reloaded

Swan Lake Reloaded is a dance show by Fredrik Rydman. It’s a combination of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s Swan Lake with modern street dance. [I saw it a second time: here’s my first review.]

Plot:
Based on the classic Swan Lake, the show gives the old tale a new spin: A young prince who has grown tired with his partying lifestyle falls in love with a whore who is being controlled by her pimp through drugs.

The second time around this show was just as brilliant as the first time around though interestingly enough in a completely different way for me. It’s fascinating how these things go sometimes.

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Swan Lake Reloaded

Swan Lake Reloaded is the newest dance show by Fredrik Rydman. [He also did Bounce: Insane in the Brain.] It’s a combination of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s Swan Lake with modern street dance.

Plot:
Based on the classic Swan Lake, the show give the old tale a new spin: A young prince who has grown tired with his partying lifestyle falls in love with a whore who is being controlled by her pimp through drugs.

Swan Lake Reloaded is a really cool show. The music is awesome, the dancing is pretty great and I thouhgt it was an interesting take on the story.

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People are amazing and do amazing things.

Yesterday I saw the Chinese circus production of Swan Lake. I really love the music, Tchaikovsky in general and I like ballets and circusses (circi?), so this was the perfect combination for me.

And it really was utterly beautiful. Everything, from stage design over costumes and lights to the show itself took you right away to another world.

And if you think ballet is for wussies, this will change your opinion forever.

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They changed the story, though. So noone dies, no sadness but a happy ending. I like the original story better but it was very fitting for this.  

I loved the guys with the gymwheels.

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If eyes could have orgasms, mine would be completely sexed out for quite a while now.