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Swan Lake (2018) Digital Programme


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Swan Lake: A beginner's guide - Ballet Mime

David Pickering decodes the ballet mime in Act 2 Swan Lake, with a little help from dancers Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares.

Ballet glossary

Watch as artists of The Royal Ballet demonstrate various ballet steps and positions.

Credits and biographies

How choreographer Liam Scarlett is reimagining Swan Lake

Jessica Duchen explores Liam Scarlett's fresh look at the great classic, The Royal Ballet's new production is the Company's first in 30 years.

Watch: An introduction to Swan Lake

Liam Scarlett, Kevin O'Hare, John Macfarlane, Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov introduction The Royal Ballet's new production of Swan Lake.

Watch: John Macfarlane on his designs for Swan Lake

Watch: Darcey Bussell with the corps de ballet

Explore what makes this one of the demanding corps de ballet roles

Watch: Special feature

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov rehearse Liam Scarlett's Swan Lake

Watch: Insights into The Royal Ballet's new Swan Lake

A chance to see Liam Scarlett's new production in rehearsal.

The Swan’s Long Swim to Grace

Tim Scholl tracks the journey of Tchaikovsky's ballet, from lukewarm premiere to a classic in the repertory.