**** ‘A pocket-sized delight’ The Times
English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Swan Lake
The perfect introduction to the magic of ballet for children aged 3+
Following the success of My First Cinderella, My First Sleeping Beauty and My First Ballet Coppelia, English National Ballet and English National Ballet School return with the enchanting My First Ballet series with their fourth classical ballet to be recreated especially for children – My First Ballet: Swan Lake
The evil magician Rothbart has turned the beautiful princess Odette into a swan: only at night can she return to human form. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save her, or will he fall for Rothbart’s sorcery? From an opulent party in the royal palace to the magical lake of the title, the world’s favourite ballet comes to life on stage.
Featuring a narrator to help the young audience follow the story and a shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, these performances are specially created to make ballet accessible and enjoyable to children from the age of 3 upwards.
This unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet schools is created by English National Ballet’s Associate Artist George Williamson and performed by second year students from English National Ballet School.
**** ‘The show left a profound mark on my young fellow critic, who awarded it 100 stars. “I can’t stop thinking about it”, she said. You can’t ask for more than that.’
**** ‘It is a clever, instructive and entertaining device’
Daily Express on My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
‘My First Cinderella achieves exactly what it sets out to do, introducing them [children] to an art form without short changing older viewers’
The Times on My First Ballet: Cinderella
My First Ballet Swan Lake at Richmond Theatre
My First Ballet Swan Lake at Richmond Theatre from Wednesday 27th May to Sunday 23rd May 2021.
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