Press Release: Live Cinema screening of “Swan Lake” ballet rescheduled to Sept. 12
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Ballet production of Swan Lake on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Walla Walla Symphony.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet created a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett brings fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
The cast for this production includes Marianela Nuñez as Odette and Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried.
Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score, and it was poorly received at its 1877 premiere. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.
This screening runs approximately 3 hours 25 minutes including two intervals and an onscreen introduction. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online (www.phtww.org) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
The 2018 Live Cinema series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla and features current productions by professional companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Ballet, and Royal Opera. Direct from England, these productions are filmed live and rebroadcast to select international theaters.
Live Cinema Schedule
Wednesday, September 5
Romeo & Juliet
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Wednesday, September 12
The Royal Ballet
Thursday, September 20 & Sunday, September 23
An American in Paris
West End Musical
Wednesday, October 10
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Royal Shakespeare Company
About the Gesa Power House Theatre
The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.
The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).
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Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362