CULTURE

‘Swan Lake’ problems overcome

After a bumpy landing – with two performances canceled due to a software bug that caused problems with the set machinery («flies») – performances of Matthew Bourne’s «Swan Lake» in the brand new, state-of-the-art Badminton Theater will go ahead as scheduled from today until Sunday. There were small hitches for a few minutes in the Wednesday and Saturday evening performances (Thursday’s had to be canceled altogether). «We brought in technicians from the German firm that provided the software and decided to cancel Sunday’s performance in advance so that they would have two full days to correct the problem properly,» Dimitris Habesis, public relations director for the theater, told Kathimerini English Edition yesterday. «We have been testing the machinery non-stop since Sunday to ensure there will be no more problems, not for even a minute,» he said. «Unfortunately, there will be no opportunity to extend the season, as the dance company has commitments elsewhere.» The Badminton Theater has been fully reconstructed (keeping only the outer shell of the Olympic structure) according to an ultra-modern design and with the latest in stage and sound equipment, achieved after months of round-the-clock construction to be ready in time for last Wednesday’s premiere. Tickets at Virgin megastores and www.ticketnet.gr, tel 210.884.0600.