For five years, the Shanghai Ballet has been performing a "Grand Version" of one of the two ballets you can name off the top of your head. Not the Nutcracker. The other one. Swan Lake
. First premiered in December 2015 as "The Greatest Swan Lake In the World," and directed by Derek Deane, this take on the classic piece features 80 dancers and doubles the number of swans from the traditional 24 to 48. 48 swans! Who could resist that many swans? I'll tell you. Prince Siegfried sure can't (there's only one of him).
The show is on for just three nights at Shanghai International Dance Center
, from July 30 - August 1
. We have tickets to Grand Version Swan Lake on SmartTicket
, and they're bound to go fast: they only have the 280rmb ones left.