Odile and Odette
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Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake: A beginner's guide
17. Odile and Odette
The parts of Odile and Odette were originally danced by two separate dancers, but it has become customary for one ballerina to dance both parts to emphasise their similarities - and to highlight their differences. Pictured: Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn, Sydney, 1943.