Wild Swans (Ballet)

Wild Swans (Ballet)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wild Swans is a ballet by Soviet-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. The story is based on The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, and tells the tale of Eliza, a princess whose wicked-witch stepmother has changed Eliza's eleven brothers into swans. Eliza must knit magic shirts from stinging nettles in order to break the spell and transform her brothers back into human form. With its basis in a fairy tale, the ballet follows in the tradition of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, with ballet scores by Soviet composers Prokofiev and Stravinsky also acknowledged influences.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Onym Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136318121
  • 9786136318127