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NYCB Vol. 2 No. 21 - Swan Lake

(10/10) Lincoln Kirstein told New York Times in 1986, “Our Swan Lake has never been traditional, anyway. Balanchine created it as an homage to Lev Ivanov, the choreographer of the original lakeside acts [acts 2 and 4]. The idea always has been to challenge our previous notions of ‘Swan Lake’ in order to discover the possibilities within the greatest score ever composed for ballet.”

(top right) Jacques D’Amboise, Suzanne Farrell, and Balanchine. Martha Swope, 1967. (top left) Odette. Martha Swope, 1965.

(bottom left) Balanchine. Martha Swope, 1964.

(bottom right) Edward Villella as Prince Siegfried and Balanchine. Martha Swope, 1964.

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