Reminder: Russian Grand Ballet bringing ‘Swan Lake’ to Edmonds Oct. 26

Olga Kifyak as Odile/Odette and Eugeniy Svetlitsa as Prince Siegfried.
Olga Kifyak as Odile/Odette and Eugeniy Svetlitsa as Prince Siegfried.

The Russian Grand Ballet is bringing its performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” to the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

“There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’ — the combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences,” said Vladimir Troshchenko, the Russian Grand Ballet’s Ballet Master. “Edmond’s growing art scene makes it the perfect location for the Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake performance. It is an incredible opportunity for both the younger and older generations to experience the arts and enjoy a ballet classic.”

Honored artists of Ukraine are the lead dancers: Olga Kifyak will be dancing Odile/Odette and Eugeniy Svetlitsa will appear as Prince Siegfried. Antonina Radiyevskaya, Viktoriya Velasquez and Constantine Mayorov will be performing Swan Lake Pas de Trois for the 35-city North American tour.

Swan Lake, based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The ballet is in three acts with two intermissions, with music by Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer. Running time is approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

You can buy tickets for the Edmonds performance here.


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