Dance Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’

March 10, 2015 9:32 PM

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Dance Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’

Four programs into its 51st season, Pennsylvania Ballet is now presenting the “Swan Lake” it commissioned from Christopher Wheeldon in 2004. The plans for the six-program 2014-15 season have, however, taken a twist unforeseen when initially arranged by Roy Kaiser. Mr. Kaiser, the troupe’s artistic director since 1995, unexpectedly stepped aside last spring; the current schedule, which started last October and concludes this June, is being overseen by his successor, the internationally acclaimed classical dancer Ángel Corella.

Since the troupe’s founding in 1963 under the guidance of Barbara Weisberger—whose ballet career included the distinction of being, in 1934, the first child student at the visionary, Russian-born George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet—its fortunes have been overseen by a series of Americans w...

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