Black Swan has worked everyone into a Tchaikovsky-inspired fury, albeit the lady-on-lady action in the film might explain part of the fervor. Nonetheless, the composer's touches and impressions can be heard throughout the movie's soundtrack, showcasing his propensity for passion and his devotion to dramatics. It should come as no surprise then that Tchaikovsky also scored Romeo and Juliet, one of the most hot-blooded stories ever penned. The tale of star-crossed lovers, young and head over heels, wanting nothing more than to be together, whether in life or in death, proves to be even more spectacular when danced by the Russian National Ballet Theatre to the music by Tchaikovsky. See for yourself tonight at 8 p.m. at Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts (2300 West Clay Street), when the company from afar takes the stage. Tickets for the performance cost $26.50 to $54.50 (call 636-949-4433 or visit www.lindenwoodcenter.com), and note: The two-act show begins with Chopiniana, and the second act features the young lovers.
Fri., Jan. 21, 2011