It’s perhaps the most iconic dance segment in the world-famous 19th-century ballet Swan Lake. It begins in Act II, when enchanted swan maidens, costumed in pristine white tutus, enter a moonlit lakeside scene one by one in what’s often been called the greatest possible accomplishment for a corps de ballet.
It’s a sight to behold
Thanks to this season’s collaboration between BalletMet Columbus and Cincinnati Ballet, every one of the required 24 swans will fill the stage this weekend at downtown’s Aronoff Center. The total cast includes 109 performers.
Cincinnati Ballet and BalletMet present Swan Lake Friday through Sunday at the Aronoff Center. Tickets: cballet.org.