Moscow Festival Ballet's SWAN LAKE Comes to Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 4/30

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Moscow Festival Ballet's SWAN LAKE Comes to Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 4/30

Omaha, Neb. -- Omaha Performing Arts presents Swan Lake featuring Moscow Festival Ballet at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of Omaha Performing Arts' Dance 13/14 Series. Tickets start at $20 and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Ticket Omaha is the official ticket outlet for the performance.

Moscow Festival Ballet will present the full-length ballet Swan Lake, a four-act tale of love lost. Prince Siegfried has come of age and festivities are held in his honor to mark the occasion. He must find a bride among princesses, but instead, he falls in love with the swan queen Odette, who was cursed by the wicked sorcerer, Rotbart. Siegfried promises to break the spell, but he is tricked by the sorcerer's daughter and the promise is broken. When he realizes his mistake, he rushes back to Swan Lake and Odette. The sorcerer tries to stop him, but nothing works. Siegfried overcomes the obstacles, and the spell is broken.

Moscow Festival Ballet, founded in 1989, is a troupe of more than 20 of Russia's leading dancers. Founder Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.

Under the direction of Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to expand its repertoire. In addition to commissioning new works from within Russia and abroad, the company specializes in 20th century full-length ballets such as Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Stone Flower and The Golden Age. Radchenko has researched the original choreography and stage productions of several of Marius Petipa's classic ballets, including new productions of Don Quixote and Paquita, and a recreation of Jules Perrot's and Jean Coralli's Giselle.

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