Music Center | Swan Lake at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake

The Australian Ballet

With Live Orchestra

The Australian Ballet

Swan Lake, one of the most beloved and recognized ballets of all time, comes to Los Angeles this October with a new production from The Australian Ballet.  Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, and performed by live orchestra, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake captures the passion, romance and magic of the classic ballet in a way that’s both refreshingly original and reverently classical.

This engagement of Swan Lake has a special significance to Los Angeles as well.  In 1966 — barely a year after the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened — The Music Center presented Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn with The Australian Ballet on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Now, in celebration of The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is thrilled to bring back the legendary dance company with their critically acclaimed re-imagining of the classical ballet Swan Lake.   

The Australian Ballet is the national ballet company in Australia. Founded in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, Dame Peggy van Praagh as its artistic director.  Now under the guidance of Artistic Director David McAllister, The Australian Ballet presents a diverse mix of ballets every year. The dancers regularly make us gasp in wonder at the prowess of the human body in motion. But their athleticism is tempered with an aesthetic regard for the quality of the movement and its ability to communicate emotion. The company is recognized as one of the world's major international ballet companies. 

This production contains the use of strobe lights.

"…a spectacular production of a traditional favorite"

-The Australian

"plenty to enjoy… fans will love its familiar elements coupled with a handful of modern injections"

-Herald Sun

Swan Lake Program

Swan Lake Program

  • Program Notes
  • About Swan Lake
  • Who's Who
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Final Casting Sheet >

Program information and artists subject to change:
Adam Bull & Amber Scott of The Australian Ballet in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake. Photo by Liz Ham.

The Red Shoes Screening at the Aero Theatre

Red ShoesOn October 1st join us at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for a special screening of Powell and Pressburger’s masterpiece The Red Shoes.  A perfect companion to Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, come see this classic film that beautifully captures the joy, sacrifice, and madness of a ballerina torn between her love and her passion.  All attendees will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Saturday Matinee of The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake! More Info

Celebrate Dance Package at Millennium Biltmore

Swan LakeEnjoy a Cultural Escape Package from the historic Biltmore hotel including first-class accommodations, discounts on food and beverages, complimentary parking, and a special offer on select seats to the October 10th performance of The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake.  More Info 

Ticket Perks

Chaya RestaurantBook your pre-show meal at Chaya Downtown and get 15% off your bill when you show your Swan Lake ticket!  Offer is not eligible for happy hour or on prix fixe menus and cannot be combined with any other offer.  More Info

Noe Restaurant & BarGet 15% off your bill at Noe' Restaurant & Bar located in the Omni Hotel on Grand Ave. the day of the performance.  It’s a perfect place for a pre-show meal or post-show cocktail! More Info

JW MarriottShow Your Stub & Save at JW MARRIOTT L.A. LIVE! Your ticket can earn you a special package (based upon availability) including valet parking, breakfast for 2, and more. To book online use promo code P42. More Info

Artisan HouseTake your ticket to Artisan House Restaurant in downtown LA the week of the show and get 10% off your bill (not including beverages.)  More Info

The Dance StoreStock up on dance wear at The Dance Store in Culver City - Show your ticket the week of the performances and get 10% off your purchase!  More Info