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[Preview-Swan Magazine] Swan Lake in Japan
Oleg Vinogradov’s version of Swan Lake is shortened to two acts, four scenes instead of four acts, in order to speed up the flow of the performance. Among the two endings, Vinogradov adopted the one in which Siegfried perishes in the battle with Rothbart and this dramatic turn strikes a chord with modern-day audiences.
The enhanced education system in Korea, with its six-year secondary school system and university dance departments, has dedicated institutions training professional dancers enabling numbers of dancers to be placed at top of the podium in international competitions. Korean ballet now is drawing a great deal of global attention. Their dancers’ remarkable physical beauty also attracts attention.
Following their huge success in South America this March, we hope for their continued success and have high expectations of the company’s brilliant young dancers.