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Quibbles aside, a strong 'Swan Lake' from Los Angeles Ballet
Quibbles aside, a strong 'Swan Lake' from Los Angeles Ballet

"Swan Lake" has been a work in progress ever since its first 1877 Moscow version (now lost), with each new generation adding to — and sometimes undermining — its evolving richness and depth. The great pleasure and power of the 2012 staging by Los Angeles Ballet comes from the many historical-national traditions it incorporates while always remaining true to the work's Romantic vision and mighty score. On Saturday, company artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary brought their production back to UCLA — again with recorded music and borrowed scenery from Oregon Ballet Theatre. Now in its ninth season, the company met the challenges of this...

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