City Ballet of San Diego's Tchaikovsky Spectacular Includes Highlights of Swan Lake
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I share the sentiments of the other reviewer; Swan Lake was very professional in every sense of the word. Odette was danced beautifully and the corps de ballet were fantastic - great lines and very precise. The Black Swan pas de deux was also beautifully danced - City is fortunate in having 2 very very capable ballerinas who can compete with the likes of SF ballet or PNB. Tschaikovsky's 12 seasons was a little lacking - of the 12 seasons I enjoyed perhaps 4-5 of them...overall a very professional and artistic ballet company with a wonderful corps de ballet
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Have you ever attended the movie and then read the book, and seeing the difference? Well this happened to me. I watched the Black Swan on the big screen and then watch the beautiful performance it can not be compare. Live is better and more real....continued
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Learn more about the City Ballet program.
Attend a free pre-performance lecture by artistic director Steven Wistrich 30 minutes before each show.
City Ballet of San Diego offers a tribute to the great Russian Composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with some of his greatest works. Anyone that has seen the movie Black Swan can now experience the ‘real’ ballet. The program features Swan Lake Act II from the four-act ballet, known as the “white act” featuring a corps de ballet of 20 swan maidens, the technically difficult and artisically thrilling “Black Swan Pas de Deux” and Elizabeth Wistrich’s Tchai Celebration to Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Opus 37b. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by the City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting.
Two of City Ballet’s principal dancers, Ariana Samuelsson and Janica Smith will be alternating the roles of Odette, the Swan Queen, in Act II and Odile, the Black Swan. They will be partnered by company principal dancers Gerardo Gil, formerly with the National Ballet of Mexico, and John Henry Reid, formerly with Colorado Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.
Swan Lake__, Act II
Choreography: after Lev Ivanov
& Black Swan Pas de Deux
Choreography: after Marius Petipa
_Tchai Celebration: ___The Seasons, Opus 37b__
Choreography: Elizabeth Wistrich