Theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, has brought their adaption of the Tchaikovsky classic Swan Lake to the WIN Entertainment Centre for the school holidays.
The limited season finishes on Saturday, and showcases 23 former Olympic, World, European and National Championship-level skaters.
Collectively, the entire cast holds more than 250 competition medals and use their athletic and artistic talents to retell the classic love story through precision leaps, throws and lifts.
Founding member of the company Olga Sharutenko (who plays the White Swan) said while the music is timeless they are not to be confused for ballerinas.
“The first time we were scared, as performers, we were scared to how are we going to recreate such a beautiful story and are we going to be good enough,” she said.
“We are recreating the stories, and we use the music as our inspiration.
“If you imagine winter in Russia, frozen like, try to imagine the swans on ice.”
Since their debut in 2004, the award-winning group has performed for more than four million people in 27 countries and have performed at prestigious venues such as the London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall.
The sophisticated costumes are designed by renowned costumier Albina Gabueva of Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theatre, and made by the Bolshoi Ballet’s costume cutters.
The show runs for about two hours with an interval in the middle. Ticket prices start at $69.90 plus booking fee.
Swan Lake on Ice continues at the WEC Saturday July 13 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets via: www.ticketmaster.com.au