Meet the Artist: Debra Sowell, PhD
On America’s first full-length Swan Lake
Visiting Scholar Debra H. Sowell, PhD, offers a lively description of America’s first full-length Swan Lake, produced by the San Francisco Ballet in 1940, and choreographed by Artistic Director, Willam Christensen. She begins by describing the role of a dance historian, and references the interviews she conducted in preparing her book The Christensen Brothers, An American Dance Epic, the definitive biography of the three brothers, Willam, Harold, and Lew.
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SWAN LAKE RUNS FEB 23–MAR 3, 2024
Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Swan Lake // © Erik Tomasson