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As painter, Charles Willmott confesses to having a “near obsession with dance, particularly the ballet’. He has worked with many greats of the classical world; Darcey Bussell, Miyako Yoshida, Monica Zamora, Kevin O'Hare, Catherine Batcheller and Joe Cipolla.
Along with ballet, Charles has worked with companies and individuals from many other forms of dance such as the Rambert Dance Company, the Flamenco dance sensation Joaquin Cortes and classical Indian dancers Sonia Sabri and Chitraleka
“My admiration for the beauty and grace of dancers has deepened my interest in distilling the essence of the female form.”
Swan Lake is an immortal love story filled with magic, emotion and beauty. Set to Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful score the dancers take the audience on a journey from the opulence and splendour of the magnificent court room to the exhilarating lake scenes where swans play in perfect formation.
Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky’s first ballet and considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Its romance and beauty has allowed the classic ballet to mesmerise audiences for more than 100 years.
Charles Willmott was privileged to attend dress rehearsals and performance at the famous Malvern Theatres during the Company’s UK tour of 2012 enabling him to observe and prepare reference material from which this collection of works was made.