Ukrainian dance troupe to present Swan Lake
The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine will present a performance of Swan Lake Dec. 19 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event start at $30 and can be purchased at the PAC box office or online at www.fmupac.org
This full-scale production is set to the music of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and is based on German legend. The plot of the ballet follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.
The Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine comes to the PAC with 55 of the brightest and most talented Ukrainian ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life. The Yuri Vasyuchenko production is choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Prima ballerina Olena Dobrianska will dance the lead role of Odette. Sergi Dotsenko will dance opposite her as Prince Siegfried.
Vasyuchenko is an Honorary Artist of Russia and exclusive soloist for Bolshoi in its glorious era under the tutelage of Yuri Grigorovich. The Odessa company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Russia and can boast an extremely varied repertoire, carrying the honor and the task to preserve the precious heritage of the great Ukranian ballets.
The ballet company consists of the best performers, graduates of prestigious Ukrainian choreography schools. Many talented artists have danced with the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine company in its different periods and many of them have been soloists in major international companies.
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