The first version of Swan Lake is presented at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Choreographed by Julius Reisinger, the ballet is inspired by the book by V.P. Begitchev and Vasily Geltzer.
The first four-act Swan Lake, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, premieres at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.
George Balanchine’s one-act version of Swan Lake premieres at New York City Ballet.
Pennsylvania Ballet performs the Black Swan Pas de Deux, with choreography by ballet master Frano Jelincic, based on the work of Lev Ivanov.
Pennsylvania Ballet performs Act III of Swan Lake, choreographed by The Royal Ballet’s Christopher Newton. A month later, the Ballet performs it again, this time with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Pennsylvania Ballet performs Act II and the Black Swan Pas de Deux. Both are choreographed by Artistic Director Benjamin Harkarvy, based on Ivanov.
Pennsylvania Ballet premieres Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.
The Academy Award-winning film Black Swan is released. Featuring Pennsylvania Ballet dancers, the film focuses on a ballerina preparing to perform in Swan Lake.
Pennsylvania Ballet premieres Angel Corella’s Swan Lake, based on Petipa’s choreography.