Shanghai Ballet to present Grand Swan Lake at NYC's Lincoln Center

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Dancers from China's Shanghai Ballet dance in the ballet "The Last Mission of Marco Polo" at the Royal Circus in Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Grand Swan Lake by China's Shanghai Ballet has toured 96 successful performances during the past four years and was well-received in many cities in Europe and Australia.

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's Shanghai Ballet will come to the Lincoln Center in Manhattan, New York City, with its internationally prominent Grand Swan Lake on January 17-19, 2020, according to the Center.

A total of 80 dancers, including 48 beautiful "swans," will grace the stage of the the David H. Koch Theater in a spectacular production of the classic Swan Lake, which has been renowned for its awe-inspiring choreography and skill as well as lush visuals since its debut in 2015.

It will follow the timeless tragic love story of Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and the New York City Ballet Orchestra will be performing live the timeless music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the ballet.

Ballet dancers from China's Shanghai Ballet perform Swan Lake at City Theater in Antwerp, Belgium, on Oct. 7, 2017. Shanghai Ballet is on a two-month tour in the Netherlands and Belgium to perform Swan Lake with 48 "swans." (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)

The production was directed and choreographed by Derek Deane, formerly the artistic director of English National Ballet and currently artistic director of Shanghai Ballet, with his team.

It has toured 96 successful performances during the past four years and was well-received in many cities in Europe and Australia. It is introduced to Lincoln Center by China Arts and Entertainment Group.

Founded in 1966, Shanghai Ballet embraces a blend of traditional and Western dance styles and has created and staged numerous ballets including The Butterfly Lovers, The Last Mission of Marco Polo and Shanghai Grand Theatre's version of The Nutcracker.