Creation for The Royal Swedish Ballet
First performance: November 28, 2014
Score: Alexander Glazunov, selection by Pontus Lidberg
Set and Costume Design: Patrick Kinmonth
Light Design: Erik Berglund
Grand Pas Classique of Act II, freely after Marius Petipa

FROM THE PRESS:
"Most importantly: with "Raymonda” Swedish dance has found a new classical choreographer"
GUNILLA JENSEN, SVENSKA DAGBLADET, NOVEMBER 29, 2014

"The cinematic story telling from Lidberg’s contemporary choreographies is recognisable also in this classical ballet, in the flowing movement through space and the combination of austere with softness. Sellrup’s solo at the end is an existential quest: Will the principal danseuse choose one of the two men, or perhaps even create a more contemporary female role for herself?"
MAINA ARVAS, DAGENS NYHETER, DECEMBER 1, 2014

"Lidberg’s Raymonda is a feast for eyes and ears with arched feet, multiple pirouettes and an extravagant abundance of the ballet world’s attributes. As a tribute to classical ballet, it is a smash hit."
ANNA HEDELIUS, NUMMER.SE

"In a moment of theatrical inspiration, the famous and most beautiful of ballerina solos now becomes an epilogue. The dancers have taken their calls; Raymonda is alone on the stage with her two men lingering on the periphery. It was a moment of pure poetry."
MAGGIE FOYER, CRITICALDANCE.ORG