THE SPOT 518 Russian Ballet Theatre exhibits the extraordinary at The Palace ALBANY — An enduring memory from my first viewing of Swan Lake is not of Odette, the Black Swan or Rothbart. It’s of the series of barrel turns executed by the Jester. It was a decade ago, and I failed to record his name, but in […]
TIMES UNION ALBANY — Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production of “Swan Lake,” onstage Tuesday evening at the Palace Theatre, proves once again that the villains are always the most interesting characters. The very vanilla Prince Siegfried may have his happily-ever-after with his sweet Odette, but the evil sorcerer Rothbart and his daughter Odile would be a lot more […]
THE PROSPECTOR Russian Ballet Theatre charms El Paso with stunning rendition of Swan Lake The physically demanding yet graceful form of dance by “Russian Ballet Theatre” drew a small but lively crowd Oct. 15 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, as it performed Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”    Patrons were beguiled and enthralled by intricate costumes, hand-painted sets and the powerful choreography brought to life by the performers.   Depicted in four acts, the ballet is […]
SAN DIEGO READER A shot through the heart, and true love triumphs! For the dark young man in flowing white drag: a heightened sense of reality, folk tales and folk dances transmogrified into sinuous spectacle by the touring company. Each movement considered and choreographed and beyond the ken of ordinary people. When Evgeny Svetlitsa’s Prince reaches longingly for […]
CULTURAL ATTACHÉ A US tour of the classic ballet brings multiple stops to California It is safe to say that Swan Lake is easily one of the most beloved ballets in the world. Due to the immense popularity of The Nutcracker around the holidays, Swan Lake probably is the second-most performed ballet. Both ballets feature glorious music by Russian composer […]
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL Dancer compares lead part in ‘Swan Lake’ to ‘trekking to Mount Everest’ Like many other dancers, Olga Kifyak dreamed of being a ballet dancer. Not only has she been successful in the medium, but Kifyak is also in the role of a lifetime in “Swan Lake.” The production is being presented by the Russian Ballet […]
IN KANSAS CITY It’s a performance that’s been mesmerizing audiences for over a century. Of course, we’re talking about Swan Lake, the captivating ballet based on a German fairy tale. This fall the Russian Ballet Theatre will be unveiling a stunning, new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to 50 cities across the United States—with a stop […]
THE MID WEEK DeKALB – The Russian Ballet Theatre is bringing a new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” to the Egyptian Theatre. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Tickets cost $35 to $75 and are available online at the Russian Ballet Theatre’s website,, or the Egyptian Theatre’s website, The Russian […]
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