Australian Ballet's Swan Lake in Los Angeles

October 10, 2014 5:51 PM

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Tchaikovsky's classic ballet has a triumphal outing in its Los Angeles production featuring the innovative and masterful choreography of Graeme Murphy and inspiring performances by the principals and troupe of the Australian Ballet, now one of the leading international ballet companies. Murphy's Swan Lake, playing at the Los Angeles Music Center, is a brilliant mix of classical and modern style, giving the oft-produced ballet a freshness and contemporary flavor.

Commissioned in 2002, and performed around the world, this production brings a lightness and sense of humor to the story of the innocent Odette who falls in love with Prince Siegfried, but is sent into madness by his betrayal. The rivalry between Odette (Madeleine Eastoe) and Baroness Von Rothbart (...

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