One of Tchaikovsky’s most notable works, Swan Lake, is the story of Odette, a princess trapped in an evil curse, and the prince who wishes to set her free. Filled with gorgeous music similar to his other work, the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky weaves a musical tale of love against the odds.
Led by Artem Yachmennikov and Ekaterina Vaganova-Yachmennikova, two distinguished and immensely talented dancers, the Melbourne City Ballet Theatre will pair with the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa this holiday season to bring Swan Lake to life.
The students who have been chosen will work alongside professional dancers from the Odessa company, as well as performing to a live orchestra – none other than the Satellite High Symphonic Orchestra led by Patrick Phillips. It’s an amazing opportunity for these students to show off their incredibly hard work and talent in a professional setting to be seen by thousands.
This production not only brings in students from the area to learn dance, they have also developed curriculum to bring dance into the schools and they work to raise money to put back out into the community. This year, one of the theatre’s fundraisers focused on benefitting the Parkinson’s Foundation in a collaboration with the American Muscle Car Museum. The theatre has also scheduled monthly outreach performances for the local senior living community.
Created as a non-profit ballet for the city, this company thrives on the support of the very people they hope to edify with their work. Save a spot in your calendar and plan to be a part of the incredible artwork that will be presented this holiday.
The Swan Lake performances will be held on Friday, December 27th and Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at the Maxwell King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.