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CCM Dance Students Soar in 'Swan Lake' May 30 & 31


CCM's Dance division presents the largest-scale production in its history featuring beautiful sets and costumes, along with the CCM Concert Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's glorious music.

Date: 5/20/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: Katie Syroney
Phone: (513) 556-9484
Other Contact: Curt Whitacre
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2683
Photos By: Rene Micheo

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Emily Haas as the White Swan | Photo by Rene Micheo
Emily Haas as the White Swan

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Dance division closes the 2007-08 season with the most revered of classical ballets, Swan Lake. Performances take place May 30 and 31 in CCM's Corbett Auditorium.

A narrative ballet in four acts, Swan Lake is the enchanting tale of a prince who falls in love with the Swan Queen, a princess who has been turned into a swan maiden by an evil sorcerer. A swan maiden can only become human again when she receives a man's undying love. Complete with festivity, magic, drama and tragedy, the ballet ends with love triumphant.

CCM's 2008 production of Swan Lake is the largest-scale presentation in the Dance division's 34-year history, featuring sets from Ballet Met (Columbus, Ohio), costumes from Ballet Arizona, and the CCM Concert Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's glorious score.

Emily Haas as the White Swan and Sarah Beth Poinski as the Black Swan | Photo by Rene Micheo
Emily Haas as the White Swan and Sarah Beth Poinski as the Black Swan

Under the direction of division head Shellie Cash, CCM dancers will perform much of the original choreography created by Julius Reisinger, as well as new choreography. The work has been restaged and choreographed by faculty artists Michael Tevlin, Jiang Qi, and Shellie Cash, and guest artist William Pizzuto, former principal dancer with Houston Ballet, Ballet West and Boston Ballet, along with coaching by Pizzuto and guest artist Vivi Flindt from the Royal Danish Ballet. Enthused Cash, "Having Bill and Vivi here to instruct and inspire the students has been such a tremendous opportunity!"

Please see below for complete Swan Lake performance and ticket information.
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SWAN LAKE
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Original choreography by Julius Reisinger
Restaging and new choreography by CCM faculty and guest artists

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, May 30, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 31, 2:30 & 8 p.m.

Description:
CCM dance students soar in the most revered of classic ballets, Swan Lake, presented in a full-length, fully-staged production featuring beautiful sets and costumes. The CCM Concert Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's iconic score.
 
Location:
Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
 
Tickets:
$10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students FREE
To order, visit www.ccm.uc.edu or call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.