We are going to see Swan Lake, performed by the Nashville Ballet, this Saturday. This will be my first visit to the ballet in...umm.....I don't even know how long. I look forward to a fascinating experience and performance. I will let you know what I thought either Sunday or Monday.
C. S. Webbspun
(creator of the Nashville Experience)
Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 pm
Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC
Perhaps the world’s best-known classical ballet, Swan Lake tells the timeless story of love found, lost and recaptured. Featuring a full cast of extraordinary dancers, beautiful sets and choreography, the ballet is accompanied by The Nashville Symphony, performing Tchaikovsky’s enduring score.
In the story, Prince Siegfried falls in love with Princess Odette after watching her beautiful moonlit dance. But Odette is turned into a swan each morning by an evil sorcerer. The spell can be broken only if a prince pledges eternal love to the princess. However, Siegfried is tricked into proclaiming his love for the sorcerer’s own daughter Odile, who is Odette’s evil twin.
For more than a century, Swan Lake has engaged audiences and inspired new generations of dancers, who are challenged by the ballet’s technical demands and full range of human emotions — from hope to despair, terror to tenderness, melancholy to ecstasy.
This project is funded under an agreement with the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.