Dance Film Sundays: Nureyev and Fonteyn in Swan Lake

Dance Film Sundays: Nureyev and Fonteyn in Swan Lake

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

3:00 PM | $12/$10 members/$6 children | 1 hr 47 min

Let your heart soar when Rosendale Theatre screens a never-before-seen high definition restoration of an historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan Lake at the Vienna State Opera House.  Tschaikovsky’s immortal score is played by the Vienna Symphony conducted by John Lanchbery. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said of his relationship with Margo Fonteyn that they danced with “one body and one soul”.   Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under.  Approximately 107 minutes.

Nuryev FoThe great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman and its plot of love and deception have secured for Swan Lake the reputation as the most romantic ballet of the Romantic Ballet Tradition.  Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried. At an enchanted lake, the Prince encounters a strange flock of swans, one of whom transforms into the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Cursed by a sorcerer, Odette is a white swan by day and human by night. Only a pledge of true love can break the spell.  A must see for all dance fans.

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.