An event not to be missed, the world-famous Russian National Ballet Theatre is performing the tragic and romantic tale of Swan Lake at the PACE Center in Parker, CO on February 19th. Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime performance are selling fast—get yours before it’s too late!
The Swan Lake Show
One of the most popular and enduring classical ballets of all time, Swan Lake was composed by Russian musical legend Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1876. Via dazzling costumes and scenes, impassioned choreography by Marius Petipa, and poignant music, the ballet tells the story of the beautiful princess Odette whom an evil sorcerer turns into a swan. Odette must find a way to break the sorcerer’s curse in order to be united with her love, Prince Siegfried. Based on Russian folk tales and German stories, Swan Lake is one of the most beloved and fantastical ballets of all time, transforming even the most reluctant audience members into admirers of this elegant and powerful genre.
The ballet troupes of Russia are central to Russian heritage and culture and have been renowned across the world for over a century for their distinctly non-European style. At one time, the tsar himself personally appointed the directors of Russian ballet companies. To Russians, ballet represented an idealized way of behaving and moving—with grace and dignity.
Now, Russian ballet troupes, including the Russian National Ballet Theatre, bring Russian classics by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev such as the Nutcracker, the Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and of course, Swan Lake along with new, innovative modern ballets to captive audiences around the world, many of whom are newcomers to this exquisite dance form.
Originally called the Soviet National Ballet, the Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the 1980s and employs over 50 dancers. Bolshoi Ballet dancer Elena Radchenko became the company’s artistic director in 1994, bringing her former ballet company’s expressive, bold style and innovative creative vision to the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s performances.
The Parker Arts, Culture, and Events (PACE) Center located at 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138 is Parker’s premier performance space, featuring touring acts, exhibits, and educational programs. With a 536-seat theater, 3,000-square-foot event room, art gallery, dance studio, media lab, teaching kitchen, classrooms, and Harmony Park, an outdoor immersive musical experience, the PACE is at the heart of Parker’s arts and cultural community.
This one-night-only performance of Swan Lake will be held Thursday evening, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Call the box office at (308) 805-6800 to ask about ticket availability or to find out about the Parker Arts Family Circle, a membership program that helps to support arts in Parker and allows you to receive a myriad of benefits from advance and discounted tickets to complimentary beverages and special offers from local businesses.
This timeless tale of good versus evil is sure to delight, move, and sweep you away to a fantastical land of sorcery, true love, tragedy, and beauty. Don’t miss out on the unforgettable experience of this masterpiece of classical ballet.
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