Ridgefield Playhouse to Present Encore of Bolshoi Ballet's SWAN LAKE in HD

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings an encore performance of the Bolshoi Ballet's Swan Lake to the big screen on Sunday, February 5 at 12:55 p.m. Surely the greatest of all romantic ballets, this captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan is a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.

A ballet of ultimate beauty and Tchaikovsky's score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival BLACK SWAN Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest. Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich, Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius), Igor Tsvirko (the Fool)

From the earliest days of the Vic Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet's signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the classic choreography created by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend's designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III have a dark glamor rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside 'white' acts are rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

For tickets ($25, $20 Members/Seniors, $15 Students - tickets are free for children 18 and under) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse, located at 80 East Ridge Road in Ridgefield, is a not for profit 501 (c)(3) whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding area that they can enjoy and experience at a varied price point.



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