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Lake effects: New York City Ballet paints an all-new Swan Lake with bold strokes

New York City Ballet (NYCB) celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with several new works, including an evening-length Swan Lake with all-new choreography by NYCB ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins, and bold sets and costumes by Danish painter/geologist/writer/ sculptor Per Kirkeby. Lighting director Mark Stanley had several technical challenges to bring the ballet to life, to enhance the strong colors of the stage design without competing with them, yet not letting Kirkeby's artistic

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