What is the name of the princess who is turned into a swan in the ballet "Swan Lake"?
"Swan Lake" is the love story of Prince Siegfried, who on a hunting trip encounters a flock of swans. He falls in love with the Swan Queen, Odette, and swears his allegiance and undying love to her. As a result of a curse by the evil sorcerer Baron von Rothbart, Odette can only take human form between midnight and daybreak. Notwithstanding her situation, Odette realized that being deprived of choice in one way or another or being treated with less respect than an individual deserves was not acceptable. She worked hard, and she found an answer with help from her prince.
"Swan Lake" is one of the most loved and mesmerizing classical ballets of all time. The ballet was composed in 1875 and was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s first. It debuted in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theater and was revamped in 1895, by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in St Petersburg. Over 100 years later, it still remains a favorite with ballet companies regularly performing it throughout the entire world.
The message that "Swan Lake" directly provides in today's social, professional, and even political climate is that no matter how rigid and unchangeable a situation may seem, or how powerless one may feel, there is always room for choice, and there is always self control over the trajectory of our own lives, over our own way of dancing, over our own personal decisions.