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Swan Lake (Martins)

Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Peter Martins after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and George Balanchine

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Inside the Repertory

Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Peter Martins' SWAN LAKE

Principal Dancers Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns take us behind the scenes of their rehearsal process for the iconic role of the Swan Queen - and talk about why dancing the final act gives them goosebumps every time.

Anatomy of a Dance

Laine Habony on Peter Martins’ Swan Lake

Laine Habony gives insight into the teamwork involved in the Corps de Ballet’s first entrance in Swan Lake — and the challenges of not looking like a “lazy swan,” keeping her place in line, and the importance of performing in the correct shoe for intense pointe work.

Anatomy of a Dance

Russell Janzen on Peter Martins’ SWAN LAKE

Russell Janzen talks about the importance of the Black Swan pas de deux in the dramatic action of Swan Lake, and the level of trust required between himself and the ballerina in the role of Odette/Odile (Teresa Reichlen) that helps convey the emotional connection the two characters share.

Performance Excerpt

Ashley Bouder and Jovani Furlan in Swan Lake

Performance Excerpt

Ashley Bouder and Jovani Furlan in Swan Lake


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