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Oklahoma City Ballet concludes season with 'Swan Lake'

The Oklahoma City Ballet's first full-length “Swan Lake” is a hit with audiences.
BY KATHLEEN REDWINE Modified: April 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013

Her balances in arabesque were exquisite, both in the second and third acts. Coomer and Kusuzaki were excellent in the Black Swan pas de deux, with powerful interpretations of the evil Odile and the easily deceived Siegfried. Their technique, especially in the variations, was outstanding.

One of the real highlights of the production was the extraordinary job done by all of the company's dancers. For a company this size, a ballet such as “Swan Lake” means that each dancer has multiple roles for every performance.

The corps de ballet swans were wonderful, demonstrating precision and beauty by dancing in a beautifully cohesive group. The Cygnets — Amanda Herd, DaYoung Jung, Arianna Lawson and Callye McCollum — were marvelous in the second act. Other standouts included Alvin Tovstogray, especially in the first act pas de trois, and Io Morita who danced the role of the Jester.

This production of “Swan Lake,” and in fact the entire season, proves beyond doubt that Oklahoma City Ballet is becoming a strong artistic force in the state. Observing the progress and remarkable growth of the dancers and repertoire shows Oklahoma dance lovers that exciting things are happening in our capital city.

— Kathleen Redwine