LAC (After Swan Lake) at New York City Center
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This marks the 20th anniversary of Jean-Christophe Maillot as Choreographer-Director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the company's long-awaited return to New York. It also marks the New York premiere of Maillot's personal vision of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. It is a vast challenge for any choreographer to tackle this legendary piece, which is so well-known throughout the world. Maillot worked with the writer Jean Rouaud, 1990 Prix Goncourt winner, to adapt the timeless story of Siegfried and Odette. With scenery design by visual artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest and costumes by Philippe Guillotel.
Venue Description: Built in 1943, NY City Center was Manhattan's first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club and New York City Opera; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs, including the Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series, Encores! Off-Center, the annual Fall for Dance Festival, and more.