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What makes Swan Lake a favorite of the Kremlin and protesters

Dancers perform "Swan Lake" by Piotr Tchaikovsky. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images)
Dancers perform "Swan Lake" by Piotr Tchaikovsky. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images)

Chapman University professor of dance Brynn Shiovitz joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss why Russian state television plays “Swan Lake” over and over when there’s a change underway in the Kremlin and how protestors against Russia’s war in Ukraine have also used the famous 19th-century ballet.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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