Festival Ballet Providence and the
Providence Performing Arts Center Present
May 11 & 12, 2012
Providence Performing Arts Center
Only New England Production of SWAN LAKE this spring!
Magnificent sets and costumes originally created for the Royal Ballet of London!
Providence, RI – Festival Ballet Providence closes its 34th Anniversary season with one of the most revered of all classic ballets SWAN LAKE, Friday, May 11 at 7:30P and Saturday, May 12 at 2P & 8P at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). Tickets are $38 - $68 and are available at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
The production will be staged by Festival Ballet Providence Artistic Director Mihailo Djuric and ballet masters Cosmin Marculetiu and Victor Plotnikov. The staging of this production is based on the most recognized version of SWAN LAKE by Marius Peptipa (1818 —1910) and Lev Ivanov (1834 – 1901). The magnificent sets and costumes for SWAN LAKE were originally created for the Royal Ballet of London and are currently on loan from the Pittsburg Ballet Theatre.
Festival Ballet Providence is presenting the ONLY New England production of SWAN LAKE this spring season.
Djuric said, “SWAN LAKE represents the preeminent ballet of the classical repertory. There are some great roles, the most difficult being the lead role of Odette/Odile, which embodies both immense technical challenges and a full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, to terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Productions of SWAN LAKE are distinguished from each other in part by the ending; in the original, the story ended in tragedy. We created this version to end on a happy note. We are excited to work on this ballet with the Company, and have great faith in their technical and artistic strengths to ensure a successful production. It will be a memorable finale to our 34th season.”
Two casts are anticipated for this production, with a corps de ballet of 16 swans, and entire cast of over 50. Vilia Putrius and Letiticia Guerrero will perform the signature dual role of Odette/Odile. This will be Ms. Guerrero’s final production, as she will be retiring at the end of this season.