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South African choreographer Dada Masilo has created a stunning new vision of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake featuring an all-African cast, opening at Sadler's Wells next week. Here are some gorgeous pictures of the production.
South African choreographer Dada Masilo has previously helmed new interpretations of classic ballets like Romeo & Juliet and operas like Carmen, taking them around the world with her distinctly contemporary style.
Masilo's production of Swan Lake features an all-African cast and contemporises many of the ballet's themes.
The mixed company of 13 dancers are part of a production that has heavy influences from modern-day South Africa, subtly dealing with issues of homophobia and gender politics.
One of the dancers for this bold new version of the Tchaikovsky classic.
A male dancer takes flight during Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells.
This version of the Tchaikovsky classic has several more modern elements to both its choreography and the way the story is told.
Members of the company for Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells.
Though some contemporary themes are brought out in Dada Masilo's version of Swan Lake, many of the more iconic, traditional elements remain - evident in this classic Tchaikovsky scene.
Masilo's Swan lake retains all the key elements of the Tchaikovsky original, but with some striking new additions.
The black swan
Another innovative, inventive scene from Dada Masilo's Swan Lake.