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Arts Calendar / July 7 / Ballet
18:00 Swan Lake
Ballet in two acts by Peter Tchaikovsky. Libretto by V. Begichev and V. Geltzer. Choreographer-director is Andrei Petrov, people’s artist of the Russian Federation, Moscow Award laureate. The performance contains choreographical episodes by Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky. The “Swan Lake” ballet with brilliant music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet. The base of the story is an old German legend telling about a beautiful princess Odette turned into a swan by the curse of an evil wizard Rothbart. The “Swan Lake” as performed by the Kremlin Ballet Theatre is an ever young lyrical charm of a classic dance inspired plasticity of pattern, a mysterious harmony of music and choreography. The ballet’s Stage director Andrei Petrov preserved the classical edition of the ballet made by the great Russian choreographers A.Gorsky, M.Petipa and L.Ivanov having added and having turned into one several separate episodes for the sake of the performance integrity. Esthetic perception of the ballet is accompanied by the wonderful works of scene designer Stanislav Benediktov and costume designer Olga Polyanskaya. The performance is constantly in the company’s repertory and is invariably of great success among spectators. In this staging immortal power of the national school of the Russian ballet is felt which upon its right has acquired world acknowledgement.
State Kremlin Palace 
14:00 The Tempest
Ballet in three acts. Libretto after William Shakespeare's play. Presented with one interval. Choreographer: Vyacheslav Samodurov. Music Director: Pavel Klinichev. Set Designer: Aleksei Kondratyev. Costume Designer: Igor Chapurin. Prospero, the deposed duke of Milan, watches with his daughter Miranda as a tempest rages. She begs him to use his magical powers to stop the storm. A ship is wrecked, and the passengers seem to drown, but Prospero shows Miranda that this has been an illusion of his making, and he has caused the men to land safely on the island. Twelve years ago, the men usurped Prospero’s dukedom and put him and the infant Miranda to sea in a rotten boat, which landed on the island. The exiled Prospero then resorted to his books on the magic arts and took two servants: Ariel, an airy spirit, and Caliban, the deformed son of a witch. Prospero causes Miranda to sleep, and Ariel and Caliban appear. While Prospero favors Ariel over Caliban and has promised to free him once his plans for revenge have been executed, these two servants represent the polarities of Prospero’s powers. As Prospero observes his enemies wandering, lost, on the island, he meditates on what he has done and the revenge that he plans.
Bolshoi Theater 
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