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Join Greater Boston Stage Company for the production of:
SWAN LAKE IN BLUE
A 1940s Jazz Ballet
FEB 15-MAR 1, 2020
Join us for the World Premiere Dance Event Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet!
Featuring big band jazz music as well as a company of tap and jazz dancers, Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet is inspired by and loosely based on Tchaikovsky's masterpiece Swan Lake. It tells the story of a Broadway producer who falls madly in love with a burlesque dancer, Odette. He then discovers that she is under the control of a terrible mob boss and is being forced to perform nightly at The Swan Club. Passion, betrayal and mistaken identities ensue—will Odette fly away from her past or stay caged forever?
Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet was created and composed by renowned jazz musician and composer Steve Bass, and choreographed and staged by GBSC Associate Artistic Director and multiple IRNE and Elliot Norton Award Winner Ilyse Robbins.
Composer and creator Steve Bass says of the Premiere, “Jazz was my first musical love, and I’ve also always loved tap dance. This piece is ballet at its core— storytelling though dance and instrumental music—and I have replaced the classical orchestra with a jazz big band and replaced the ballet dancers with tap, jazz, and lyrical dancers. The idea was to have something that looked and sounded much closer to a Broadway musical, but with no words—a Jazz Ballet.”
Choreographer Ilyse Robbins is a celebrated tap dancer, having danced with tap legend Gregory Hines. She has won IRNE awards for Best Choreographer for Dames at Sea, How to Succeed in Business…, and 42nd Street, among others. She is thrilled to be staging to Bass’ creation. “This production is the perfect complement to GBSC’s commitment to telling familiar stories in fresh new ways,” says Robbins.
Regular Performance: $47-$62
Senior Matinee: $37
Student (with valid ID): $20
Saturday 2/15 3PM & 8PM*
Sunday 2/16 2PM
Wednesday 2/19 2PM^
Thursday 2/20 7:30PM
Friday 2/21 8PM
Saturday 2/22 3PM
Sunday 2/23 2PM
Saturday 2/29 3PM & 8PM
Sunday 3/1 2 PM
*Savvy Saturday ($15 rush tickets at the door)
^Senior Matinee 62+