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Swan Lake

Dance Magazine review

Dance Magazine review (May 1967). 

Long-time collaborator Erik Bruhn was invited by Celia Franca to choreograph a new version of Swan Lake for the much larger O'Keefe Centre stage.  Premiering on March 27, 1967, it featured set and costume designs by Desmond Heeley. The lead roles were performed by Lois Smith and Earl Kraul and Celia Franca herself was cast in the role of the Black Queen. Erik Bruhn went on to become Artistic Director in 1983 until his untimely death in 1986. 

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.