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SF Ballet to perform Swan Lake

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    The San Francisco Ballet will perform Swan Lake starting at the end of the month.

    If you have some loose change lying around and you are too sophisticated to watch the Baron Davis-less Warriors or don't feel like burning it on "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," you could take your lovely lady friend (or man friend, whatever floats your boat) to the San Francisco Ballet.
     
    America's oldest professional ballet company and the first in the nation to perform Swan Lake in 1940 is going back in time and bringing the show back. The San Francisco Ballet's first show was in 1933.

    The ballet will perform the classic Swan Lake from Feb. 21 to March 1 at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. The show, choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, features new scenery and costume design by critically acclaimed European designer Jonathan Fensom.

    The ballet is set to Tchaikovsky's famous score that tells the story of Prince Siegfried who must declare a wife before he can assume the throne. Upset that he cannot marry for love, the prince runs away and madness ensues.  The classic story is a good introduction to those unfamiliar with the ballet.

    Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased on the San Francisco Ballet's Web site or by calling 415.865.2000.