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By Caley Hernandez and Shelley Hernandez
Photos courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations 
September 23, 2019 (San Diego) - Russian Ballet Theatre’s performance of the classical ballet, Swan Lake, proved to be a delightful way to spend a Friday evening in downtown San Diego.  The Jacobs Music Center, also known as Copley Symphony Hall, was a beautiful venue for the production to take place. The show was also presented at the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido a day earlier.

When Swan Lake was introduced in 1875/1876, it was not recognized for being the masterpiece for which it is revered today. The popularity of Tchaikovsky’s ballet has grown so much over the years that the story is familiar to nearly any fan of dance.  The addition of new choreography and other innovations by Russian Ballet Theatre did not detract from the ballet’s well-loved storyline, but added fresh perspectives and excitement.

On the design side of the show, it was apparent that each costume had been carefully constructed and each outfit was more exquisite than the last, from the headpiece down to the shoes!  This attention to detail was equally impressive when looking at the set pieces and wing decorations, making it even easier to get swept up completely into the story.  
The athleticism of the dancers was notable, especially by the dancer portraying the Head Jester.  These artistically talented performers were a joy to watch and will continue to bring a new light to Swan Lake as the company continues on its U.S. tour.
For more information about the company and dancers and to stay up to date, follow Russian Ballet Theatre on Instagram @rbtheatre or check out their website:

Photos courtesy of: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations 

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