Oklahoma City Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/19-21
The "white acts" will be staged by guest repetiteur Lisa Moon, using the original choreography of Lev Ivanov.
Synopsis: While hunting, Prince Siegfried sees an amazing swan. As he takes aim to shoot, the swan turns into a beautiful woman. The woman, Odette, tells the prince that she is a princess who has come under the spell of an evil sorcerer. During the day she must be a swan and swim in a lake of tears. At night she is allowed to be a human again. The spell can only be broken if a virgin prince swears eternal fidelity to her. She tells Prince Siegfried that if he refuses her she must remain a swan forever.
Prince Siegfried falls madly in love with Odette. However, through a spell by the evil sorcerer, he accidentally proposes to another woman at a party, believing that the woman is really Odette. Princess Odette feels doomed. She threatens to kill herself and throws herself into the lake. The Prince feels terribly sorry and throws himself into the lake with her. In an incredibly touching moment, the two are transformed into lovers in the afterlife.
Family Activities & Education
Pre-performance Saturday - At 7:15 p.m. Lecture on the historical significance of Swan Lake in the South Lobby.
Pre-performance Sunday - At 1 p.m. Hear the fable of Swan Lake while learning the art of pantomime (storytelling through movement).
Post-performance Sunday - There will be a 'Meet and Greet' with the dancers directly following the Sunday matinee performance. Refreshments provided by Braum's.
Individual ticket prices range from $33 to $55 depending on section. Tickets can be purchased online at okcballet.com, by phone at 405.848.TOES (8637) or the Civic Center Box Office at 405-297-2264
Founded in 1972, the Oklahoma City Ballet boasts 26 dancers from around the world. It is the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall and tours as part of the Oklahoma Arts Council's touring program, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Touring Program. It is the only U.S. ballet company of its size to regularly debut world premier full-length ballets with original commissioned scores and new works from the industry's leading choreographers.
Pictured: Miki Kawamura as White Swan