Swan Lake

Svetlana Zakharova.

The ninth season of Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at the Music Center season will conclude with Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake staged by Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and Alexander Gorsky, music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with live orchestra for five performances only June 7–10. Sergei Filin is the Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet.

The scenario, initially in four acts, was fashioned from Western European romantic novellas. It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The ballet received its premiere in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscowas The Lake of the Swans. Although Swan Lake is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on January 15, 1895 at the Mariinsky Theatre inSt. Petersburg,Russia.

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia has always been, and remains, one of the main symbols ofRussia’s state and its culture. It isRussia’s main national theatre, a bearer of the traditions of Russian music culture, and a center of world music culture, the spearhead of the development of the country’s performing arts.

Under the leadership of general director Mr. Anatoly Iksanov, the Bolshoi Theater managed not only to fulfill the reconstruction of its historical house but also to enlarge its repertoire and to invite numerous outstanding artists to the theater, such as Aleksei Ratmansky, who was the artistic director of Bolshoi ballet and staged numerous original works for the company.

Tickets are $34–$125. You can purchase them in person at the MusicCenter’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion located at 135 N. Grand Ave.in Los Angeles. You also purchase them online at http://musiccenter.org/events/dance_1112_bolshoi.html or by phone at the Music Center Dance Information Line, . For groups of 10 or more, call or email .

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