The Bolshoi Ballet dances onto stage at Symphony Space with a production of “Swan Lake” on Aug. 5.
“Swan Lake” is the premier ballet of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and fashioned on Russian and German folk tales. It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan. In the dual role, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova portrays the vulnerability of white swan Odette and the cunning of her rival, the black swan Odile, through technical mastery. The production includes breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet — a classic at its finest.
“Swan Lake” on Aug. 5 at 1 pm. Tickets are $14 and $15.
Symphony Space [2537 Broadway at W. 94th Street on the Upper West Side, (212) 864–5400; www.symph