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April 17, 2014

‘Swan Lake’ presentation April 27

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform at WVU’s CAC

FAIRMONT — The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will leave its home at the Benedum Center to take the stage at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center next weekend.

The ballet will perform its production of “Swan Lake” Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $51 to $66, depending on seat location, and are available now in the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 304-293-SHOW.

The ballet premiered in Moskow at the Bolshoi Theatre on March 4, 1877.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed the score, and Julius Wenzel Reisinger provided the original choreography.

It tells the tale of a girl named Odette, who has been cursed by an evil sorcerer. By day, she is the Queen of the Swans, but by night, she returns to a human form.

Her beauty gets the attention of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with her after wandering into the magical forest in which she lives.

A true sign of his love is the only way to break her curse, however.

The prince asks Odette to join him at a ball, but the sorcerer transforms his daughter to look like Odette and makes the prince fall in love with her instead.

Once he realizes what he has done, he races back to the forest to find the real Odette, where he confesses his love for her.

“‘Swan Lake’ is one of those timeless ballets and it’s a story of good and evil, and everybody can relate to that. ... I think it’s incredible seeing this Russian ballet performed by world-class dancers and performers,” said Dave Ryan with WVU Arts and Entertainment.

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre was founded in 1969.

Under the direction of Terrence S. Orr, they have created fresh versions of traditional ballets, original works commissioned to contemporary American music and dramatic works that push the boundaries of ballet as an art form, according to a press release by WVUToday.

“We like to showcase dance as much as we can, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is one of the most respected dance companies out there,” Ryan said.

The show stands out among other recent performances presented by WVU Arts and Entertainment, and it brings culture to Morgantown, he said.

The Pittsburgh Ballet Company performs more than 50 performances each year, at home or on tour. The company also tours internationally.

Music for “Swan Lake” will be performed by the Pittsburgh Theatre Orchestra.

Email Chelsi Baker at cbaker@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @cbakerTWV.

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