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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is pleased to announced the World Premiere of Svengali! The show will run from October 19 – 23, 2011 at the Centennial Concert Hall.

[quote]Mark Godden’s choreographic genius brings us an explosive new look at the original master of mind control. RWB’s newest creation takes its inspiration from a film treatment born of the fevered imagination of international film sensation Guy Maddin.

Yearning for public recognition, Svengali escapes the repression of his mother’sballet studio to a decadent world reminiscent of mid-century Weimar, where he finds the beautiful and malleable young dancer, Trilby. Under Svengali’s entrancing influence, Trilby is transformed into the darling of the ballet world, but her star ultimately rises beyond Svengali’s powerful emotional grasp.

This complex psychological drama will unfold with riveting choreography by the creative powerhouse behind RWB’s Dracula, and shades of Maddinesque irreverence, as Svengali’s family secrets and sinister purposes are revealed.[endquote]

Tickets range from $37.75 – $102.25 and are on sale now. Enter the promo code TRILBY into the special offer code box and receive two tickets for the price of one!