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‘Swan Lake’ dances into Vilar

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Special to the Daily Russian dance troupe Moiseev Russian Classical Ballet performs "Swan Lake" Saturday at the Vilar Center for the Arts.

BEAVER CREEK – Moiseev Russian Classical Ballet brings to life Tchaikovsky’s timeless and “Swan Lake” on the Vilar Center stage Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This classical dance favorite has been revived by the company, which from the same eastern country where “Swan Lake” premiered in 1877.

The enduring ballet tour de force tells the story of Prince Siegfried who falls in love with Princess Odette. The princess has been turned into a white swan by a sorcerer’s curse. Only the fidelity of a young lover can free her from the spell, and Siegfried intends to be that man. Set to Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, “Swan Lake” features some of the most famously choreographed scenes and pas de deux in the ballet world.

The Moiseev Russian Classical Ballet was founded in 1999 with the help and support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The necessity of having a young, promising theatre was the main reason for its inception. The company was brought together and inspired by its leaders: General Director, Vladimir Moiseev, a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre and grandson of legendary Russian ballet-master Igor Moiseev, and Artistic Director Evgeny Amosov. The corps de ballet is comprised of 55 dedicated and talented dancers.

Tickets are $58 and are available through the Vilar Center box office at 845-TIXS (8497) or online at http://www.vilarcenter.org.

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