Russian State Ballet to Perform Swan Lake in Puerto Vallarta


The celebrated Russian State Ballet will be returning to Puerto Vallarta to perform Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake for one night only, Sunday, February 20, 7:30 pm, in Teatro Vallarta.  Tickets are $450 pesos to $650 pesos each, available at Vallarta Fitness in Plaza Galerias, at Plaza Caracol, and at the theater’s box office Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.  Teatro Vallarta is located in El Centro at Uruguay 184, just south of LEY’S grocery store on the main street as you enter downtown.

Born in 1963 in Moscow, Vladimir Moiseyev, the co-founder of the Russian State Ballet, is a member of one of the most distinguished choreographic families in Russia. In 1981 he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of choreography and joined the company of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Since 1991 he has been a leading character solo dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre.

From 1988 to 1992 he studied at the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts, from which he graduated as a producer-choreographer and in 1996, he was awarded the title “Honored Artist of Russia”.  In 2001, he co-founded the “Russian National Ballet theatre,” where he stages his versions of famous classical and modern ballet interpretations including this performance of Swan Lake.

Inspired by an old German legend adapted for ballet featuring the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by a sorcerer’s evil action.  After a difficult struggle between the powerful and cruel Von Rothbart and Prince Siegfried, Odette is finally rescued by the love of the prince.  This beloved and timeless story celebrates the prevailing power of love over ambition and betrayal.

Source: Patrick Harrison