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Classical ballet perfection.

Classical ballet perfection. National Ballet of China: Swan Lake Type: Dance See Ticketmaster The National Ballet of China come to Vancouver on their first Canadian tour. More details Date and time February 27 2013, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Add to my calendar Location Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia Vancouver Contact 1.855.985.2787 Presented by Teck: The National Ballet of China, founded in 1959, has created a unique fusion between western classical ballet and Chinese culture. On its first Canadian tour, this production of Swan Lake, choreographed by the great Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova, showcases the company's solid foundation in Russian-style classical ballet. The strong, assured ensemble is grandly suited to the extreme demands of the classical style. The placement of the dancer's body, the articulation of phrasing, the ravishing flow of movement and the perfect outlines of a gesture as it lingers on the air, are tribute to the gifted dancers as well as to the academic discipline that has shaped the entire ensemble. Particularly noteworthy are the white swan-maidens of this famous ballet who are a marvel of schooling and disciplined intelligence, showing off the astonishing technical skill that highlights the stylistic brilliance of this production. The ardours and sense of mystery - drama as hallucination - inherent in Swan Lake are beautifully framed by Peter Farmer's darkly brooding designs.. Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street