Even the hippest of us can succumb to a deep longing for harmony, lush orchestration, and magic.
South African choreographer Dada Masilo goes even further into the Swan Lake fantasy: here, the characters, men and women, are all swans.
Tomorrow, Misty Copeland will be American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American ballerina to perform the lead role in Swan Lake in New York City.
If you know Swan Lake, there will be few structural surprises. Girl turned into swan, prince falls in love, prince gets fooled, they both feel really terrible, and die.
Russian Winter is part mystery and part love story, drawing on the (overly) familiar tropes of each: the missing jewels, the deceived lovers, and so on. The material is not original, but it is workable and proffers plenty of Hollywood glamor. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay. Harper Perennial, 496 pages, $14.99. By Nora Delany It […]
By Debra Cash From the hype, you’d think that ten years ago British choreographer/director Matthew Bourne was the first person to develop a post-Freudian “Swan Lake” or cross-dress a ballet production, and you’d be wrong. You’d be right, however, to call Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” a phenomenon. In 1996-97 the work became the longest running […]