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1 Feb 2014 - 1 Feb 2014
de Jong Concert Hall – Harris Fine Arts Center, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, 84602, United States
Location: de Jong Concert Hall – Harris Fine Arts Center
Sponsored by: Department of Dance
Shani Robison, artistic director
BYU Theatre Ballet presents the stunningly beautiful full-length, classical ballet Swan Lake, restaged from Petipa’s original choreography and performed to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Enter an enchanted forest where reality fades into fantasy and love has no bounds and overcomes all.
Prince and princess party one hour prior to each performance!
Performance Schedule: Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1 at 7:30 pm & Feb. 1 at 2:00 pm
Age 2+ admitted to this performance with a ticket.
This performance features a recorded musical score.
The BYU Theatre Ballet dancers will also be featured at a “Prince and Princess” pre-show party for those coming to the performances. Children of all ages are encouraged to meet the dancers and make personal connections before seeing them on stage. The pre-show party will begin at 6:30 p.m. before each evening performance and at 1 p.m. for the Saturday matinee in the Concert Hall lobby area.
Directed by Shani Robison, the BYU Theatre Ballet presents the stunningly beautiful full-length, classical ballet “Swan Lake,” restaged from Marius Petipa’s original choreography and performed to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Audience members will enter an enchanted forest where reality fades into fantasy and love has no bounds and overcomes all.
BYU Theatre Ballet has never done the full-length production of “Swan Lake” before this year, previously only focusing on small sections.
“Since becoming the artistic director of this company, my goal has been to present full-length ballets to a community that values family-friendly performances where ballet can be accessible to all ages as it uplifts and inspires all of us to be more forgiving, more loving and more trusting that good will eventually overcome evil,” said Robison.
“Yes, we experience a fantasy-like story with ‘Swan Lake,’ with otherworld characters and interesting twists and turns, but I hope that beyond the physical beauty of the performance, there is something that lingers in our hearts and souls, making our lives more meaningful and hopefully making the world a better place,” she said.
The technical crew includes Suzi Wood as assistant to BYU Theatre Ballet, Michael Bearden as ballet coach, Roger D. Sorenson as acting coach, Benjamin Sanders as production manager, Jennifer Reed as stage manager, Michael Handley as lighting designer; Lara Beene, Sara Coray, Deanne Dewitt, Priscilla Hao, Juliana Hardman, Elise Meiners, Donnette Perkins, Marsha Russell and Mary Jane Wadley as costume designers and creators; Troy Sales as sound designer, Brittney Corbett as assistant stage manager, Mark Ohran as technical designer, Aubrey Burbank as prop designer, Travis Coyne as technical director and Marian Ohran as lighting assistant.
Performances sponsored by the BYU Department of Dance provide audiences with exposure to exceptional technique, colorful displays, and, of course, a lot of movement. Student dancers perform in a variety of styles, including ballet, ballroom, contemporary, and world dance. Additionally, many of the department's ensembles have toured the globe, taking the spirit of BYU to places both near and far