It’s called “Swan Lake” and while created for England’s Sadler Wells Ballet, choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan brings his own company Teaċ Damsa for this revision of the classical ballet. Moving the action to Ireland, the choreographer went with music recalling the Irish melodies in the film Titanic rather than the Tchaikovsky ballet score and the official title is in Gaelic: Loch na hEala with Swan Lake in parenthesis. No pointe shoes or tutus are in sight on the 14 dancers, four of whom are barefoot but do sport long feathered wings over their arms. And there is a narrator as this Swan Lake finds story similarities in an Irish legend of a sorcerer who turned four women into swans to prevent them exposing him after he rapes one of them.
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