Swan Lake


Ballet Swan Arms Practice

Ballet Swan Arms Practice

One of the most iconic and beautiful movements in the classical canon are ballet swan arms during Swan Lake. It is an epitomical display of how ballet dancers use their port de bras (carriage of the arms) to express character, voice, and aesthetics. The video below by Ernesto Galan for Boston Ballet demonstrates the how so that anyone can be a swan! Showing non-dancers practicing alongside a professional to an unexpected soundtrack is so charming, I challenge all of you to resist trying this yourself. Ballet Swan Arms Video

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Ballet West Swans Return to the Lake

Ballet West Swans Return to the Lake

Ballet West opens Artistic Director Adam Sklute’s Swan Lake tonight in Salt Lake City but as anyone in marketing knows, planning for a ballet starts way before it hits the stage....