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Swan Lake 08-09


With the goal of making classical ballet relevant for a new generation of audiences, artistic director Stanton Welch has put his 21st century signature on this 19th love story. Set to the hauntingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, Swan Lake tells the classic tale of Odette - a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight - and the prince who swears his enduring love for her. It's good and evil in black and white, danced on rich and spectacular sets by the late, great Australian designer Kristian Fredrikson.

Read more in the Swan Lake Synopsis.


Music: by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Choreography: Stanton Welch after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Costume and Scenic Design: Kristian Fredrikson

Age Recommendation: at least 2 years of age

Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center,
501 Texas Avenue at Smith Street.


Ballet: Swan Lake
Dancer(s): Mireille Hassenboehler
Photo by: Drew Donovan