Swan Lake coming to CU Ballet

Champaign Urbana Ballet "Swan Lake" Preview

This spring brings the ultimate ballet to Champaign…Swan Lake.

This passionate story of fated love delivers magnificent choreography danced
to the music of Tchaikovsky. The story centers around a Prince who discovers his true love,
the swan princess Odette, who suffers under the spell of a sorcerer and the deception of his
daughter, the black swan Odile. Sets and costumes—all handmade by local volunteers—
colorfully detailed in medieval style, blend with the ethereal world of the white swans to
produce a visually stunning theatrical performance about the powers of magic, love, and
fate. Lavish and deeply affecting, this timeless and beautiful ballet is a must-see.

Performances at the Virginia Theatre in Downtown Champaign on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00pm
and Saturday, May 4th, at 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Tickets $12 student/youth; $19 seniors;
$24 standard adult; online at www.thevirginia.org; telephone 217.356.9063; in person at the
Virginia Theatre Box Office, 203 W Park Avenue, Champaign, 10am-5:30pm (M-F).
Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (Saturday matinee)
$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased.
Contact CU Ballet: kay@cuballet.com or 217.355.7317.

About Champaign Urbana Ballet:
Celebrating its 21st season, CU Ballet collaborates with Krannert Center and The
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra in presenting The Nutcracker each December,
with the Virginia Theatre and Champaign Park District in presenting a spring ballet, and with
Parkland College for a summer student production. CU Ballet is committed to making ballet
accessible to everyone and partners with local school teachers and veterans to arrange for
150-200 underprivileged grade school children and veterans and their families to attend
ballet performances at no cost through CU Ballet’s Tickets for Families program.

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