At last, our own production of the iconic Swan Lake will come to life in our triumphant return to the Kennedy Center stage. Set to Tchaikovsky’s powerful score, the tragic love story of the ethereal swan princess Odette and Prince Sigfried promises magic, intrigue, melancholy, and suspense. With additional staging and choreography by Julie Kent and Victor Barbee, the artistic and theatrical proficiency of The Washington Ballet will be revealed.
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Julie Kent on Swan Lake:
Presenting Swan Lake, the beloved, iconic ballet that is arguably the backbone of our art form, is a very exciting moment for The Washington Ballet. This production is the logical next step in building the repertoire for the company. All the romantic ballets the company has performed over the last few years – Giselle, Les Sylphides, The Sleeping Beauty – have prepared our dancers for this very moment. Victor and I will curate and tailor the production to our company – drawing on our years of experience, the detailed Stepanov notations, and various research – to present a wonderful marriage of dramatic theatricality and technical proficiency.
Above photo of Gian Carlo Perez and Adelaide Clauss by Procopio Photography.