BALLET’S GREATEST LOVE STORY, SWAN LAKE,
COMES ALIVE FOR LOCAL AUDIENCES
WITH ENCINITAS BALLET
Encinitas Ballet presents Swan Lake, this May 16th at 2 pm at the David H. Thompson Performing Arts Center, La Costa Canyon High School -1 Maverick Way Carlsbad, CA 92009.
Wonderfully imaginative sets and lighting, charming and innovative costumes, and artistic choreography by M. Petipa brings Tchaikovsky’s classic masterpiece and a traditional 19th century experience to North County.
Internationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers, Sayat Asatryan and Olga Tchekachova, have masterfully restaged this full-length ballet to showcase their young and accomplished Encinitas Ballet cast and delight local audiences.
Encinitas Ballet’s top local female youth talent will have the chance to demonstrate their abilities and artistry, while gaining invaluable partnering experience performing the lead female roles alongside these professional dancers.
Swan Lake received its premiere on Feb. 20, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. It was the first ballet set to the score of a symphonic composer and has endured to become one of Tchaikovsky's most famous works. It is the love story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who has been turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer von Rothbart. Handsome Prince Siegfried loves Odette and tries to save her from the sorcerer's spell, but is tricked into falling for von Rothbart's evil daughter, Odile.