Swan Lake
23rd Annual School Performance

June 7, 2003 - 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

 

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Music
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Original Concept and Choreography
Marius Petipa

Additional Choreography and Staging for Long Beach Ballet Arts Center--
David Wilcox - Shani Englert - Rebecca Thompson
- Hilde Byrne - Emily Humphries

Lighting and Technical Direction
Christian Gathe

Costume Designs
Ann de Farra

Guest Artists
Olivier Wecxsteen   Holly Zimmerman  Sunchai Muy

Swan Lake Cast
(In Order of Appearance)

Heralds
Robert Franks, Tom Morse, Craig Rexroad, Robert Tully

Palace Guests
Chuck Esser, Katherine George, Bob Hagle, Joe Heron, Viseuth Koy, Tammy Stevens, Jennifer White, Thomas Williams

Jester
Sunchai Muy

Prince Siegfred
Olivier Wecxsteen

Prince’s Friends
Mariano Sanz, Michael Foster

Ballet Master
David Esquivel

Prince’s Apprentices
Sultan Bishop, B'Jon Carter-Burnell, Emilio Luarca, Julian Sanz

The Queen
Charlotte Ginsburg

Grand Waltz
Kacy Ashley, Genna Attwood, Gabrielle Esser, Natalie Foster, Katelyn Haney, Kendra Hwang, Alisa Kim, Cassidy Kuehl, Megan Lobato, Kimberly Maniego, Alyse Mongalo, Lindsay Ringel, Millie Seibold, Elise Smith, Mia Thomas, Kelsey Webb, Alexandria Zamora, Ivette Zavala
Donald Hicks, Derek Lauer, Steven Morse

Princesses (Act 1)
Kelly Brady, Torri Kreinheder, Dale Padelford, Denise Woods

Little Jesters
Matinee Performance: Samantha Arpon, Dianne Cababa, Lawrenne Joyce Cobarrubia, Claire Croshaw, Alicia Diaz, Kelsey Fargas, Melissa Hernandez, Sara Kass, Casey Lee, Miranda Luarca, Tianna Mantz, Holly McDonald, Drew Ann Mendoza, Lanie Mendoza, Marissa Mobley, Kailyn Nelson, Jamie Allyson Ocampo, Cassandra Reichelt, Candace Salud, Anna Scolamieri, Sarah Sheldon, Claire Smith, Carly Stone, Suzanne Toms, Teddy Watler, Megan Wilcox, Isabella Zellerbach
Evening Performance: Elizabeth Ackerman, Andrea Fejarang, Olivia Flicker, Jordan Gohara, Courtney Hagle, Portia Johnson, Ashley Kron, Katie Little, Destiny Lozano, Gabriela Lund, Bridget McWaid, Amanda Moody, Sujey Pedroza, Phyllisa Reams, Hayden Rexroad, Rebekah Roberts, Jessica Sanchez, Rachelle Sepulveda, Caroline Serrano, Arianne Sibucao, Gabriela Mia Soto, Niki Tavakoli, Sarah Vandevert, Amanda VanEykelen, Jack White, Nadine Zamiski

Young Princesses
Matinee Performance: Kaliana Brickell, Erika Capitulo, Audree Cezar, Kirsten Fargas, Rebecca Gorostiza, Kathryn Jackson, Nicole Jackson, Melissa Lopez, Donniqua McClendon, Vivianna Rios, Kristen Toms, Jasmin Tully
Evening Performance: Elaine Atwood, Jordan Coronel, Madeleine Focht, Jordan Kayse, Crisabelle Lapidario, Marielena Lopez, Nicole Mayerhofer, Erika Monfiero, Camille Neal, Jerisha Neal, Claire Schulte, Sierra Sullivan, Amanda Tellez, Elizabeth Waite

Junior Heralds
Matinee Performance: Georgia Marie Abrajano, Ceira Anderson, Emma Baird-Herron, Liberty Casper-Downs, Elissa Cea, Tyler Cooper, Lucy Cummins, JenniLyn Delos Santos, Juliane Douds, Milan Eichler, Alexandrea Gomez, Savannah Gonzales, Montserrat Gorostieta, Sarah Grunwald, Katherine Highsmith, Jenna Nicole Jimenez, Graciela Kozaczinski, Donna-Lynne Lacap, Troi Lodrig, Giana Lopez, Alexis Martin, Ynez Montgomery, Erin Ramsey, Hannah Sacker, Samantha Sheldon, Gabrielle Sukal, Katherine Tran
Evening Performance: Corey Busa, James Crabtree, Maeve Estrada, Vicky Guerrero, Vivian Hoang, Julia Larsen, Montenae LeBlanc, Jane Liivoja, Amani Lyles, Jamila Marlow, Riolanni McNary, Jazzmine Miralles, Stephanie Ornelas, Erin Osman, Krystal  Perez, Vanessa Piceno, Rosie Rudshagen, Giselle Santana, Shelby Scott, Bailey Slay, Emily Speirs, Lily To, Rachel Tully, Annie Williams, Sabrina Zavala 

Von Rothbart 
Ben Majors

Odette (White Swan)
Holly Zimmerman

Tall Swans
Nichole Beeks, Kelly Brady, Lauren Caley, Dale Padelford, Courtney Parkin

Cygnets
Krysia Biggs, Christina Jones, Torri Kreinheder, Tiffany Kuehl

Swans
Jessica Burgess, Carmella Lauer, Sofia Luarca, Nicole Maxwell, Ferrin Ruiz, Vera Schwegler, Karen Stoner, Alexandra Tarantino, Denise Woods
Gabrielle Esser, Kendra Hwang, Cassidy Kuehl, Megan Lobato, Kimberly Maniego, Lindsay Ringel, Millie Seibold

Princesses (Act 2)
Krysia Biggs, Torri Kreinheder, Tiffany Kuehl, Ferrin Ruiz

Odile (Black Swan)
Alexandra Tarantino

Spanish Dance
Gabrielle Esser, Steven  Morse
Matinee Performance: Dena Aceves, Hanna Baird-Herron, Erika Carr, Caitlyn DeRitis, Alexine Gallagher, Camille Gloria, Olivia Hamid, Mikayla Kellogg, Sara Mores, Kelsey Ortiz, Cristina Sanz, Erica Sears, Stacy Thompson, Ariana Warde
Evening Performance: Mea Ayache, Lorie Mae Batacandolo, Cuba Crosby, Michelle Gail Einstein, Juliette Garner, Sydney Gutierrez, Brittni Lover, Sydney Potter, Natalie Scholz, Katie Serrano, Jasmine Trepagnier, Sarah Williams

Czardas
Nicole Beeks, Derek Lauer
Jessica Burgess, Christina Jones, Carmella Lauer, Sofia Luarca, Nicole Maxwell, Courtney Parkin, Vera Schwegler, Karen Stoner

Neopolitan Dance
Jocelyn Bedoya, Danine Blake, Kathryn Boyd-Batstone, Kendall Broda, Christina Campbell, Priya Chisti, Audrey Crabtree, Lizelle French, Emily Alice Gerhart, Divya Kernik, Bridget McCrum, Savannah McLean, Noille Rangel, Alana Reese, Simonah Wilcox, Anais Zavala, Delaney Zieg

Mazurka
Julie Blanc, Kaija Herman, Amanda Hurley, Elaine Kim, Chelsea Kuehl, Bianca Lavelle, Jennifer Lopez, Kathryn M. Lung, Ariana Mendoza, Melissa Ortiz, Megan Rexroad, Rachel Robbins, Cortne Robinson, Veronica Russell, Elise Smith, Ariel Trupp, Gabrielle Valdes, Lauren Wagner

The Story

One of the most popular ballets from the 19th century is Swan Lake. It is a classic fairytale, filled with princes, princesses, sorcerers, evil, magic spells, and true love.

Act 1

Set in medieval Germany, we find ourselves in a castle. It is Prince Siegfried's coming-of-age, full of dances and revels. In the middle of the party, the Prince’s mother tells the prince he must select a bride in the near future. The Prince and his friends set off to go hunting in the woods in order to forget his princely responsibilities.

Next we find we are on the banks of a lake. Swans swim across the lake, one of which wears a crown. The hunters enter with the Prince, who orders them to proceed with the hunt and leave him alone. He meets a beautiful woman, all in white - Odette, the Swan Queen. The Prince approaches her and calms her fears. He asks her who she is and why she is there. She tells him that the lake was formed by the tears her parents wept after the evil magician Von Rothbart kidnapped her. She and the other maidens were put under a spell by which they live as swans by day and humans by night. The only way for the spell to be broken is if a good man pledges his love for Odette. Siegfried is about to pledge his love to Odette when Von Rothbart appears, dressed as the owl he becomes to guard his captives. Odette prevents Siegfried from killing Von Rothbart, as he will only be killed through the sacrifice of human life, given for the love of Odette. Siegfried and Odette realize their growing love for each other. At dawn the Queen and the Maidens revert to swans and fly away, over the lake.

Act 2

We find ourselves once again in the Great Hall of the castle. There is a great feast to celebrate the Prince's coming-of-age. The guests arrive and the prospective brides are presented to the prince, but he is distracted by thoughts of Odette. Suddenly, new guests arrive. It is a nobleman who presents his daughter to the prince. She looks remarkably like Odette. It is actually Von Rothbart and his daughter, trying to deceive the prince into betraying Odette. Odile, his daughter, receives instructions from her father on how to beguile the prince. She and the prince dance together. Odette appears at the window and tries to warn the prince, but he is overwhelmed by Von Rothbart's magic and Odile's beauty. At the end of their dance, the Prince pledges his love to Odile, believing her to be Odette. Her curse now permanent, Odette flees from the window. Siegfried sees her and runs from the hall, realizing his error.

Back at the lakeside, we find the Swan Maidens waiting for Odette. She returns and tells them of Von Rothbart's trickery. Siegfried arrives and begs for Odette's forgiveness, which she in turn gives. Von Rothbart appears and insists that Odette now belongs to him forever. Siegfried vows to die with Odette rather than give her up. She wishes to die while still in human form because otherwise she will be forced to remain a swan forever. Siegfried and Odette drown themselves in the lake. Finally the dawn comes. The Swan Maidens are now released from their spell and bow before the lover's souls which fly heavenward over the lake.


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