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July 23, 2014
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'Swan Lake at the Lake' to be performed at Sand Harbor

Sierra Nevada Ballet will present one of ballet’s most famous full-length dance dramas, “Swan Lake,” at Sand Harbor State Park Monday as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s Monday Night Showcase series.

The full-length dramatic love story tests the character of the hero, Prince Sigfried, as he matures into manhood, according to a press release from organizers. Sigfried’s live is forever changed when he encounters Odette, a princess turned into a swan by evil sorcery.

“A timeless story filled with drama, sorcery, seduction, bravery and devotion with a strong message, Swan Lake is one of the earliest ballets, and highlights the human struggle between the pure love of the soul and the seductive attraction of worldly life,” according to the release.

Tickets for the performance start at $22. More information on the show is available at

“I am determined to present classical ballet designed to appeal to a more modern audience,” said artistic director Rosine Bena in the release. “Our world is a great deal faster paced than life was in the 1800’s when Swan Lake was first choreographed. The ballet was originally done in four acts but modern audiences find that long. Our new design combines shortened versions of each act enabling the production to be presented as a full length story in two acts.”

For more information about Sierra Nevada Ballet, visit or call 775-737-9101.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:00PM Published Jul 24, 2014 02:33PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.