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Friday, February 17, 2023 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2023 2:30 PM // Detroit Opera House

Ballet Preljocaj
Swan Lake

Performance
Pre-Performance Talk
Photo Credit: JC Carbonne
 

Contemporary ballet choreographer Angelin Preljocaj tackles the Mount Everest of the ballet world with his new take on Swan Lake.

Combining Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece with contemporary arrangements, he reinvents the timeless tale of love, betrayal, seduction, and remorse into a contemporary ecological tragedy. The evil sorcerer von Rothbart is portrayed as an industrialist who wants to exploit fossil fuels against a backdrop of unbridled capitalism, while Siegfried and Odette are the two eco-conscious heroes who try to thwart his plans.

With 26 dancers, this Swan Lake truly takes flight in its beautiful tribute to the original. Audiences who have seen Ballet Preljocaj’s previous four appearances in Ann Arbor, including the magical Snow White a decade ago, are in for a treat when classical ballet meets modern dance on the stage of the Detroit Opera House.

Co-presented with Detroit Opera. Funded in part by Detroit Opera’s Spring Dance Sponsor the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Coach Service

Round-trip luxury coach service is available for purchase online for the Friday and Saturday evening performances. Buses will leave from the Park and Ride at M-14 & Miller Rd (2901 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor).

Pre-Concert Talk

Enjoy a complimentary opera and dance talk one hour prior to each performance.

Masterclass

A Ballet Master Class led by members of Ballet Preljocaj will be offered on Saturday, February 18 from 11 am – 12:30 pm. The class is open to the public and free with a corresponding ticket stub or $25 without a ticket stub and will take place in the Margo V. Cohen Center for Dance in the Ford Center for Learning at the Detroit Opera House. Pre-registration is required.

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Ballet Preljocaj
Swan Lake

Detroit Opera House
Starting at $29 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

 

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2/17/23 7:30 PM
2/18/23 7:30 PM
2/19/23 2:30 PM

Detroit Opera House

Ballet Preljocaj
Swan Lake

Performance
Pre-Performance Talk
Buy Tickets Buy Student Tickets
Starting at $29 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

Contemporary ballet choreographer Angelin Preljocaj tackles the Mount Everest of the ballet world with his new take on Swan Lake.

Combining Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece with contemporary arrangements, he reinvents the timeless tale of love, betrayal, seduction, and remorse into a contemporary ecological tragedy. The evil sorcerer von Rothbart is portrayed as an industrialist who wants to exploit fossil fuels against a backdrop of unbridled capitalism, while Siegfried and Odette are the two eco-conscious heroes who try to thwart his plans.

With 26 dancers, this Swan Lake truly takes flight in its beautiful tribute to the original. Audiences who have seen Ballet Preljocaj’s previous four appearances in Ann Arbor, including the magical Snow White a decade ago, are in for a treat when classical ballet meets modern dance on the stage of the Detroit Opera House.

Co-presented with Detroit Opera. Funded in part by Detroit Opera’s Spring Dance Sponsor the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Coach Service

Round-trip luxury coach service is available for purchase online for the Friday and Saturday evening performances. Buses will leave from the Park and Ride at M-14 & Miller Rd (2901 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor).

Pre-Concert Talk

Enjoy a complimentary opera and dance talk one hour prior to each performance.

Masterclass

A Ballet Master Class led by members of Ballet Preljocaj will be offered on Saturday, February 18 from 11 am – 12:30 pm. The class is open to the public and free with a corresponding ticket stub or $25 without a ticket stub and will take place in the Margo V. Cohen Center for Dance in the Ford Center for Learning at the Detroit Opera House. Pre-registration is required.

Buy Tickets

Ballet Preljocaj
Swan Lake

Detroit Opera House
Starting at $29 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Buy Tickets

Buy Student Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

Thank You to Our Sponsors

MEDIA PARTNERS

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