|In a palace by
a lake lives a lonely prince named Siegfried who dreams of marrying a woman he can truly
love. One day, while taking a walk along the lake, Siegfried happens upon a group of swans
who transform into lovely young maidens before his eyes. Led by the beautiful Queen
Odette, they are under an evil magicians spell that can only be broken when Odette
finds a prince who will love her forever. Enchanted by her beauty and grace, Siegfried
promises to marry her, but is his love strong enough to stop the magicians wicked
The Swan Lake ballet is charmingly brought to life through Nancy Ellisons captivating photographs. Set in and around Moscows spectacular Kuskovo Palace, Swan Lake is a wonderful introduction to the beloved story and ballet as well as an enchanting keepsake for aficionados of the bittersweet tale.
Ellison is a photographer whose work has appeared in many publications, including
the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, LIFE, and Newsweek. She has
photographed such famous personalities as Boris Yeltsin, Jane Fonda, Jack Nicholson, and
Sharon Stone, and has been the special photographer on over fifty films, including Witness
and Terms of Endearment. Ellison has had numerous exhibitions of her work, and her
photographs are in many public and private collections. She and her husband reside in New
Amy Ephron is a novelist, screenwriter, and producer. Her literary works include White Rose/una rosa blanca and A Cup of Tea. She was Executive Producer for the highly acclaimed film A Little Princess. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her three children.
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
All photographs copyright to Nancy Ellison. Any use of the photographs without written permission is strictly prohibited. You may obtain a copy of these and other Swan Lake photographs by purchasing the book.
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