“I think that all ballerinas prepare for, and dread, their ‘swan song’ series. But not all ballerinas can plan and schedule their final performances in these beloved roles, so I consider myself still truly blessed.”
This is prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s “Swan Song Series,” also known as her three-year retirement plan, where she bids goodbye to her favorite full-length ballet classics by performing them one last time as both homage and celebration.
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Photo courtesy of Ballet Manila.