Salina Public Library and Ballet Salina, a project of Tamara Howe School of Dance, will bring “Swan Lake” to Caldwell Plaza, just south of the library.
Part of the library’s Summer at the Library schedule, the ballet will be staged at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
A classic ballet, “Swan Lake” tells the love story of Prince Siegfried and a swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan and her nights as a human. The score was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and first performed in 1876.
Ballet Salina is designed to increase exposure to and appreciation for classical performance arts in the community, as well as to provide local youth with opportunities for training that mirrors that of the professional world. Ballet Salina opportunities are open to students ages 7 and older.
Summer at the Library includes educational opportunities; children’s performers; storytimes; art and discovery programs; math, reading and technology classes; and movie screenings. The library is also calling on the community to demonstrate the value of reading by helping to reach the goal of 25,000 books read. Each book read this summer, from May 24 to July 25, can be logged toward the goal. As of July 11, 17,690 books had been logged.
Find out more about Summer at the Library, by calling (785) 825-4624, go online to www.salinapubliclibrary.org/