The Death of the Swan

Dance & Physical Theatre · devil's dice productions · Ages 13+ · 45 mins · United States of America

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THOSE ARE DANGEROUS WORDS. THERE IS ALWAYS A COST TO MAKING A DEAL WITH DEATH.”

In the early 20th century, beloved Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova created her most well-known solo piece: The Dying Swan, danced to Camille Saint-Saens; Le Cygne. The dance tells the story of a swan at the end of its life, fighting to escape Death’s grip before succumbing to the inevitable. Although the Swan breathes its last at the end of the dance, its beauty lingers on, as does the impact of Anna Pavlova’s legendary career. This was the inspiration for Death of the Swan; a 45-minute, three-person show featuring live music, detailing Pavlova’s life, death, and lasting legacy.

See the show that was nominated “Best show with Dance/Physical Movement” at the 2024 Tucson Fringe Fest, and ask yourself: are you brave enough to dance with Death?

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Production Team


maddie natoli 

lead deviser/anna pavlova

kat squires 

death (music)

jordan yanofsky 

production manager

rj h 

marketing

* Fringe Veteran