Swan theatre dance performance

creation and interpretation by Aldo Rendina
creation support Federica Tardito

remotely inspired by P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
some music from Swan Lake
musical re-elaboration Alessandro Achilli
lighting design Lucia Manghi
costumes and scenes by the company

production compagnia tardito/rendina
 eUROPA tEATRI and Sosta Palmizi

Thanks to Erminia Meriano and Marco Rendina


Swan, alone, locked in his room, hatching that need for fantastic, surreal. An approach to the “Swan Lake” as a motion to reborn faithful to any version. 

I started from some elements around the piece “Swan Lake” without wanting to re-read it, following the path of a free approach. It’s been a long hatching, a dimension which includes care, vigilance, the waiting for the hatching, trusting that it would speak the fruit of creation, trying not to channel its sprouts prematurely.

You can see a man giving space to something absurd, unusual. Sometimes innocence emerges, the childish part that plays over age, giving voice to many feelings, entering many rooms in our soul encountering the need to the escape and rebellion. In the background a lake with a rippled and immortal surface from which new different swans emerge, it’s inevitable the clash between contemporary myths and immortality. In the flow, a strong joyful spirit emerges, expressed by game and freedom. I set out like an explorer on a journey, to find the courage, deep down, to kill the Swan.

Other ideas
A concrete and metaphorical dimensione, the threshold
is there
it gives us a sense of beginning
sometimes it’a is a limit, sometimes it’s not good to cross it.
Sometimes it asks us to stop, as if it were a collection point to come back to our senses before …

Everything started on a hot summer afternoon, a fan, a dance on the living room coming out from nowhere.
A series of signs led me to meet Swan.
Everything started from afar, with more summers overlapping, summer dreams remain warm longer.

Places where Swan has played
  • 21 January 2024 SWAN / Carichi Sospesi / Padova
  • 28 April 2023 SWAN / Teatro delle Ariette / Valsamoggia (BO)
  • 25 March 2023 Swan (preview) / Europa Teatri / Parma