Watch Her Fall
Swan Lake is divided into the black acts and the white acts, with one dancer playing both the virginal Odette and the dark, seductive Odile. The faultless ballet technique required to master the steps, and the emotional range needed to perform both parts makes this dual role one of the most challenging and coveted in all ballet.
Dancers would kill for the part.
Ava Kirilova has reached the very top of her profession. After years and years of hard graft, pain and sacrifice as part of the London Russian Ballet Company, allowing nothing else to distract her, she is finally the poster girl for Swan Lake. Even Mr K - her father, and the intense, terrifying director of the company - can find no fault. Ava has pushed herself ahead of countless other talented, hardworking girls, and they are all watching her now.
But there is someone who really wants to see Ava fall . . .
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