" ... a visual treat, and a testament to the enduring
charm of classical Russian ballet."
–The New York Times
One of the greatest fairytale ballets of all time, Swan Lake returns to Minnesota as
gloriously performed by The Voronezh State Ballet Theatre of Russia. The
company of 54 distinguished Russian dancers, most of whom have won international
ballet competitions, hails from one of the most artistically rich, and ancient,
regions of Russia. This timeless ballet features Prince Siegfried and swan
Odette as they lure your imagination deep within their love battles against the
evil sorcerer's continuous trickery. The dancers soothe over the doom and
sorrow with their amazing grace and intricacy that carries all the way through
to the mystical ending.
It wouldn't be the ultimate ballet without the musical compositions of the famous Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Writing some of the most famous concert and theatrical music, Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky's first ever ballet score that paved the way for his career in theatre arts.
Swan Lake (1895)
Lyudmila Sycheva, Artistic Director of the Ballet
Igor Nepomnyashchy, Director
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Because this represents the final show in Northrop Auditorium as part of our
10-11 Dance Season, we invite the entire audience to attend a special reception in
our grand lobby to thank you for your support. You will be joined by the amazing
dancers of the Voronezh for this special meet and greet. As always, thank you!
East River Road Garage shuttle service will be available from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
Beer and wine will not be available for purchase at this event.
Northrop Concerts and Lectures is a fiscal year 2010 recipient of an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This performance is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Funding is provided in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
Special support provided by The Museum of Russian Art.
The 10-11 Northrop Season is presented with special support from Project SUCCESS.
Artists and programs subject to change.