CarnegieCast brings “Swan Lake Mariinsky Live” to the big screen in HD on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Hamilton Auditorium. The presentation is an encore performance of the June live Broadcast from the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exclusive event was led by multi-award winning Artistic Director Valery Gergiev, starring Mariinsky’s principle ballerina Ekaterina Kondaurova as Odette.
Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, “Swan Lake,” was created at the Imperial Ballet School for the Mariinsky Theatre stage in 1895 by the composer and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. “Swan Lake” tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, which is now part of pop culture and has been the source of inspiration for many ballet masters and epic storytellers, including Darren Aronofky’s 2011 Oscar-winning “Black Swan.”
The Mariinsky Theatre has been providing the world with some of the greatest dancers since 1740. “Watching this exciting new re-interpretation of ‘Swan Lake’ live is the next best thing to being in the audience at the Mariinsky Theatre,” said Joe Peixoto, president, Worldwide Cinema at RealD.
Admission for CarnegieCast events is $10. For more information on this or other programming at the Hall, please call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
CarnegieCast is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.