American Ballet Theatre Spices Up The Culture Events in Los Angeles With Tchaikovsky’s Classic And Different Dance Teams
Five different couples will perform when American Ballet Theatre brings its acclaimed production of Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s 19th-century ballet about a prince who pledges his eternal love to a maiden cursed to take the form of a swan, to Downtown Los Angeles for five shows this week.
“It’s one of the hallmarks of the strength of ABT that it has such a diversity of principals,” said Kevin McKenzie, the New York-based company’s artistic director since 1992. “Many companies tend to have a few stars or headliners, whereas our strength is that we’ve always had a number of interesting principal dancers that really take things and make them their own.”
Four different male principals will take the stage as Prince Siegfried, and five female principals play the dual role of Odette, the white swan under a sorcerer’s spell, and Odile, the black swan …