MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- World Touring Entertainment brings the Moscow City Ballet’s version of the Tchaikovsky classic "Swan Lake" to Westchester Community College on Friday, March 13.
The performance of the ballet will be at 8 p.m. in the Academic Arts Theatre. The ballet was fashioned from Russian folk tales, and presents the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The Moscow City Ballet was founded in 1988 by distinguished Russian choreographer Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.
Considering classical ballet to be an important part of the national heritage of Russia, Smirnov-Golovanov always aimed to bring this art form to as wide an audience as possible, especially the new generation of ballet-going youngsters.
Smirnov-Golovanov’s own productions, as well as the troupe’s older versions of classical ballets, all share a clearly defined style and choreographic integrity, setting high performance standards. The company is renowned for the perfection of its corps de ballet in the best traditions of the Russian school of classical ballet.
The company is the outcome of the recent reforms in post-Soviet Russia. It is a private enterprise and is not subsidized by the government. Tickets are $24 (general admission), $22 (for students/seniors), and $18 (children under 13). Tickets can either be purchased in advance by mailing with a check or by cash at the Box Office, a half hour before the scheduled performance time.
For online credit card purchases, visit sunywcc.edu/SmartArts and click on the “Buy Tickets” link.
For more information about this performance or the many other cultural events, call the college's Office of Cultural Affairs at 914-606-6262 or visit sunywcc.edu/SmartArts.
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