George Balanchine is said to have joked, "One should call every ballet Swan Lake because then people would come." He was probably right. Nearly everyone has heard of Swan Lake and its beautiful Tchaikovsky score, and often those who are curious about ballet make it their first ballet performance choice. Yet different productions vary--Swan Lake has been revised, renewed, turned inside out and upside down, while still remaining Swan Lake. What is its magic and the secret of its durability?
Performance Timing: 90 minutes
Explore the Arts, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by
David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
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