From White to Black: Fragments From a Night in the Lake
Soloist at The Royal Danish Ballet, Astrid Elbo debuted in the prestigious role as Odette/Odile in the ballet Swan Lake in January 2023. For Astrid, this role was her childhood dream come true. The role is so physically demanding that each soloist only performs the role it very few times on stage, this was Astrids last night. In this version of Swan Lake, the White Swan and the Black Swan is performed by the same ballerina. One embodies purity and poetry, the other seduction and depravity, making the part both artistically and technically challenging for the dancer embodying it.