Swans in Perfect Formation
April 13, 2015

Achieving this kind of in-sync port de bras is no easy feat!

To confirm why a great corps makes a great ballet, look no further than this video from Pacific Northwest Ballet. The company’s Swan Lake opened last weekend, starring the stunning Carla Körbes in her final season before retirement. And as impossible as it is to take your eyes off of Körbes when she’s dancing, we were totally mesmerized by this aerial view of her fellow swans. This is why it’s worth it to painstakingly polish spacing and lines before recital.

Check out “Stunning Spacing” for advice on setting formations and helping dancers create clean circles, diagonals and other tricky shapes.

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