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Published: April 21, 2011
Category: review

'Swan Lake,' the Real Thing

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK– “Swan Lake” may be the hardest work in the classical repertoire to do well. First, the plot is perhaps the best known in the canon (undoubtedly one reason “Black Swan” has done so well at the box office). Second, any ballet company worth its salt performs it – or tries []

Published: September 1, 2006
Category: career talk

Career Transitions: Jason Hadley costume maker

By Rachel Straus

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo dance stopped performing at age 31.

“I toured with Trockadero for 7 years. We did 140-160 shows a year. I was tired! When I first joined the Trocks I vowed to myself that I wouldn’t stay there forever. I also knew what I wanted to []