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An Enduring Classic

One of the great artistic triumphs of all time, “Swan Lake” is the epitome of classical ballet, and a milestone for any performing company – one that the Oklahoma City Ballet is preparing to clear with several extremely graceful bounds.

EVEN AUDIENCES THAT MAY NOT BE FLUENT IN BALLET REPERTOIRE CAN HUM TCHAIKOVSKY'S MELODIC PAS DE DEUX THEME and describe the ballerina’s arms majestically mirroring the fluttering of the wings of a swan. Many companies regularly present excerpts, but it is considered a bold milestone to stage the ballet in its four-act entirety. Thus, Oklahoma City Ballet’s 41st season becomes a landmark year for the company with its first-ever full-length production of “Swan Lake” April 19-21.

Excerpted from this month’s print edition of Slice magazine. To read the full article, click here to read our digital edition.