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Discussion of the Most Popular Ballets # 2 Swan Lake from The Cleveland Ballet


In our Discussion of the Most Popular Ballets we move to #2 Swan Lake: Swan Lake was composed by Tchaikovsky in 1875 through 1876.  It premiered on February 20, 1877 at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow under the name “The … Continue reading

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What is a “principal dancer”?


WHAT IS A PRINCIPAL DANCER?  A principal dancer is a dancer at the highest rank within a professional dance company, particularly a ballet company. A principal may be male or female. Principals are hired by, or promoted from within, a … Continue reading

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