City Ballet of San Diego's Tchaikovsky Spectacular Includes Highlights of Swan Lake
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The last date listed for City Ballet's Tchaikovsky Spectacular was Sunday March 6, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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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. You can feel the attachment with the performer.
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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