Dada Masilo's critically acclaimed version of Swan Lake has toured the world. Now it's Stockholm's turn.

In a country ravaged by AIDS and where homosexuality is taboo, she dares to look at the contemporary world, twisting and turning gender, sexuality, identity and culture. Award-winning choreographer Dada Masilo is known for taking Western classics and looking at them through South African eyes. Trained in classical ballet and modern dance, she mixes in African dance, explosive energy and great humour. It's intelligent, full of symbolism and gestures - high octane!

The international breakthrough came with Hamlet's Ophelia. Masilo questioned and played out her madness, but at the same time brought out her inner vulnerability in a completely new way. Since then, classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Carmen and Death and the girl have been under Masilo's dancing wing. We've chosen to show her critically acclaimed and widely publicised version of the Swan Lakewhich has travelled all over the world. Twelve dancers on stage embody the tension between love and evil, the consistent exploration of timeless conflicts.

Included in Destination Joburg - Maputo - a whole month at Dansens Hus with African choreographers, dancers and musicians.
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