The renowned Russian company dances Peter Tchaikovsky’s lyrical ballet masterpiece Oct. 2-7 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
The legendary Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra return to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Oct. 2-7 in an exclusive Southern California engagement performing its sumptuous production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Swan Lake. Steeped in more than 250 years of history, the Mariinsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia has presented some of the greatest dancers and choreographers since its early days as the Imperial Russian Ballet in the 1740s. The renaissance of Russian ballet, by and large, is owed to the creative mastermind of France’s Marius Petipa and the Mariinsky troupe coming together during the later part of the 19th century. The results of this collaboration include La Bayadère, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake (with Lev Ivanov) and Raymonda, garnering the Mariinsky Ballet with the highest esteem in classical ballet. Today, the Mariinsky Ballet carefully guards its legacy and the company’s renditions of Swan Lake, Giselle and Paquita remain unrivaled. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org