Valse des Cygnes
Swan Lake, a ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is one of the most enduring and popular works of 19th century romanticism in art. Besides the music, choreography, costuming and narrative bind Swan Lake into a great work that makes for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The Russian Ballet Theatre performs this timeless and tragic tale of temptation and transformation—newly choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinina and designed with hand-painted sets by Sergei Novikov—at Popejoy Hall on the UNM main campus on Sunday, Oct. 13. Olga Kifyak stars in the production as Princess Odette—and as Odile, the Black Swan. The curtain rises on Prince Siegfried's coming of age party at 6:30pm, and this recital of the work includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swan.” Admission to Swan Lake ranges in price from $25 to $79. All ages are welcome. (August March)
Sunday Oct 13, 2019
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Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, with new choreography, hand-painted sets, hand-sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup.
Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night. The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions while adding new choreography, hand painted sets, radiant hand sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup.
The production’s hand-painted sets and more than 150 hand-sewn costumes were created in the tradition of the great masters by young, accomplished designer Sergei Novikov (Mariinksy Theatre, Omsk State Music Theatre, St. Petersburg State Music Hall). The SFX makeup is done by Award-winning Irina Strukova (Crazy Rich Asians, Netflix, HBO) and will make ballet devotees feel as though they are seeing the beautiful Swan Lake for the first time!