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Ice castles: The Snow Maiden dances through an enchanted forest of light

Ballet is a world of fairy tales in motion. But in these days of big-budget special effects entertainment, it seems it's not enough for a dance company to mount a straight production of Cinderella to attract audiences. Old stories are being reinterpreted and modernized, and artistic directors are looking further afield for appealing tales to bring to the stage, such as last year's Dracula from Houston Ballet. That production included stage flying and pyrotechnic effects. How does a

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