Monday, October 27, 2014

Boston Ballet's Swan Lake


Boston Ballet will mark the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen’s interpretation of Swan Lake this Thursday, October 30. The classic story of Odette, a princess-turned-swan, was originally composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875. Through his intricate, yet dramatic touch, Nissinen will resurrect the famed ballet through spellbinding moves, enchanting sets and mystical costumes by designer Robert Perdziola.

“Swan Lake is one of the greatest ballets of all time, set to a score that is celebrated throughout the world,” said Nissinen in a press release. “After a six year hiatus, I am so excited to bring this exquisite classic back to Boston with a fresh look.”

This will be my first time experiencing Swan Lake on stage; and if you’re a lover of art, sound and style like I am, you know this magic is not to be missed. I've been waiting for this ballet's debut since August when company ballerinas sauntered into the Boston Public Garden wearing Swan Lake costumes. In an effort to promote Nissinen’s new production, the team re-created a photo shoot from the 1970s where dancers first posed on swan boats in costume.

Photo courtesy of the Harvard Archives featuring former Boston Ballet dancers
Durine Alinova and Clyde Nantais from the 1970s

Photo courtesy of the Harvard Archives featuring former Boston Ballet dancers
Durine Alinova and Clyde Nantais from the 1970s

Boston Public Garden :: August 2014
Todd Lee Photography 

Boston Public Garden :: August 2014
Todd Lee Photography 

Boston Ballet is also celebrating Halloween with a masquerade night this Friday. Guests are invited to wear chic black and white attire and don a complimentary Swan Lake mask (available at the theatre) to complete their masquerade look. Guests are also encouraged to snap festive photos (in the lobby) and post their images on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #BBSwanLake for a chance to win tickets to a performance in spring 2015. 

Swan Lake runs through Sunday, November 16 at the Boston Opera House. Click here to purchase tickets. See you at the theatre, darling!

Admission to Swan Lake is courtesy of Boston Ballet.

1 comment:

  1. So gorgeous! I wish I could have been at the masquerade! Anything for an excuse to wear a ball gown :)

    xo
    Kara
    www.thebostonista.com

    PS: I hope you can come to my event at Lord & Taylor tomorrow night!!!

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