An Enchanting Classic
Dayton Ballet is proud to present the classic and stunning ballet that is Swan Lake! For the first time, this masterpiece will be performed on the Mead stage with Tchaikovsky's iconic haunting score performed live by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The full professional ballet company will take to the stage with grace for a performance that will include the full corps of 16 swans in the famous White Acts. With original choreography by former Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre, this is event is something that can't be missed!
The Story of Swan Lake
Prince Siegfried is urged by his Mother to marry soon - and given a bride who will be presented to him at the ball the following evening. Frustrated at the events, the Prince and his friend takes off to hunt Swans. The duo become separated and as the Prince aims his bow at a particular swan, it transforms into a beautiful woman; Odette.
Odette tells the Prince her story, of how her and the bevy of Swans are victims of a curse cast by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. The only way to break the curse is with true love.