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Swan Lake (Balanchine)

Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
George Balanchine, after Lev Ivanov

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Anatomy of A Dance


Relatively up-tempo and plentiful in steps, the “Valse Bluette” feels like "performing ballet class" to Emily Kikta. Despite the challenges of moving fully within the variation's classical parameters, Kikta relishes the opportunity to rejoin her flock of black swans as a soloist.

Marika Anderson on Balanchine's Swan Lake

Marika Anderson talks about her childhood love of Tschaikovsky and the important role of the corps in Balanchine's one-act Swan Lake.

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