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The swan lives

The Chamber Ballet Taipei will restage a scaled-down version of ‘Swan Lake’ this weekend at Metropolitan Hall

By Diane Baker  /  Staff reporter

“There are 26 girls … they are all different sizes, but they all have good feet. I had to choreograph to cover their weak points,” he said.

Yu’s Swan Lake had its premiere in Greater Kaohsiung on Aug 3, the first time the company has performed there, before moving on to his hometown of Greater Tainan last weekend and in Greater Taichung earlier this week.

The troupe finishes up its tour at Taipei’s Metropolitan Hall this weekend, accompanied by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (國立臺灣交響樂團), which will be conducted by Dirk Kaftan, whom Yu worked with for many years at the Graz Opera House in Austria.

Yu said audience reaction so far has been very positive, with people saying they liked the added tension.

“I tried to make it not boring,” he said.

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