The Dying Swan
The Dying Swan © ClearStory
Using the lyrical and elegant metaphor of a ballet classic about death, this film explores how a dancer fights age, the deterioration of the body over time and fear of retirement. Former Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky plans to overcome knee surgery and fight her body back to fitness so as to perform a swan song, one of ballet’s best-known of solos, The Dying Swan. For Zenaida, this is one of her last public performances before drawing the curtains on an acclaimed classical ballet career.