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Ballet Theatre Of Maryland Presents ‘Swan Lake’

Nicole Kelsch as Odette and Django Alegretti as Prince Siegfried (Photo: David Hartcorn)
Nicole Kelsch as Odette and Django Alegretti as Prince Siegfried (Photo: David Hartcorn)

Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Maryland’s premier professional ballet company, is proud to announce its debut of a powerful, new production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece—Swan Lake—at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, in Annapolis, February 21-23, 2014.  The Friday premiere is at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m.  performance on Saturday the 22nd, and a Sunday Matinee, February 29, at 2:00 p.m.

Become a part of history as Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents its first, full-length production of Swan Lake. “Preserving the classics is a part of our quest to provide Maryland with a professional ballet company of national stature,” says Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto. We are excited to bring this full-length, romantic production of Swan Lake to our home theatre in Annapolis.  “The classics are both beautiful and challenging to present, and BTM is determined to make Maryland proud of its own, premier, professional ballet company”.

If you miss Swan Lake in Annapolis, you can see it in Baltimore at 7:00 p.m., March 29, 2014, when Ballet Theatre of Maryland makes its Baltimore debut at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric, 140 Mount Royale, Baltimore, 21201.  Ballet Theatre in collaboration with the Modell Lyric is excited to make history as they present this timeless classic which fuses together compelling drama, dance, passion, romance and stylishness. A pre-show reception in Black and White Swan Themes will be hosted by Ballet Theatre one hour prior to the performance at the Modell Lyric for interested patrons where you can sample delicacies while meeting BTM’s Artistic Director and choreographer.  For information, go online at: www.balletmaryland.org, or call 410-263-8289. For tickets, go online att:  www.Ticketmaster.com, or call  410-547-SEAT (7328).

Fast-paced story-telling awaits you as Siegfried finds love in Odette, a beautiful maiden who has been cursed by the evil sorcerer, Von Rothbart, to take the form of a swan during the day.  Discover their fate as Prince Siegfried battles the sorcerer for Odette’s freedom, her love and her life.  Principal Dancer, Nicole Kelsch, dances the challenging dual roles of Odette/Odile; while Django Alegretti stars as the prince who defies the evil sorcerer, played by Calder Taylor.  For information, contact BTM at 410-263-8289 or go online at:  www.balletmaryland.org.  For tickets:  Call the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-6540 or go on line at:  www.mdhallarts.org.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), located in Annapolis, Md., is designated as the premier professional ballet company of Maryland by Governor O’Malley.  It is the largest Professional Company in the state supporting 18 full-time paid professional dancers plus 12 Apprentices and 6 Trainee Level 3s.  BTM’s School of Classical and Contemporary dance has a professional faculty, who are current in the field, certified by top schools like San Francisco Ballet and with degrees in dance education from top universities.  Our school has locations in Annapolis, Brooklyn Park and Easton serving students, ages 2 through adult and pre-professional.  For more information about BTM, visit us at www.balletmaryland.org or call 410-263-8289.

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