Standing the test of time, Swan Lake continues to amaze audiences near and far. With majestic choreography by Petipa, unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, and exquisite costumes and sets, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts and attract newcomers to this magnificent art form. Come get lost in the magical story of Swan Lake at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 PM.
One of the most popular performances created in human history, Swan Lake ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky features easily recognizable music combined with tremendous choreography. Tchaikovsky wrote music for this ballet in 1875 and 1876. His Russian soul, spirit, senses and feelings are fully reflected in this composition. Elegance, beauty, tension, depth, grace, confidence, glory — each of these feelings are represented. Swan Lake did not get recognition during Tchaikovsky’s lifetime, and the first productions were unsuccessful. Only after his death was Swan Lake noticed and recognized with the help of famous and influential ballet masters and choreographers. Since then, the ballet has been considered one of the most popular ballets in the world.
Directed by the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer, Elena Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet Theatre will tour its own production of Swan Lake. Radchenko is the founder of the theatre and in 1994, she was selected to be the first permanent artistic director of the company. Since then, the Russian National Ballet is one of the leading Russian ballet companies known around the world. The theatre includes more than 50 dancers, many of which have been with the company since its inception in Moscow in the late 1980s.
Enjoy the beauty of Swan Lake at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in historic downtown Greeneville, TN on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $35 for orchestra seating, $30 for mezzanine level seating and $25 for balcony seats. Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679.
NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is a $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM until 5 PM. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.