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Swan Song

The immersive series follows Karen Kain and a diverse group of dancers from rehearsals to the backstage chaos of the highest-stakes opening night in the National Ballet of Canada's 70-year history.

Parts Season 1

  • 1. Queen Behaviour

    After two years of shutdowns, Ballet legend Karen Kain begins rehearsals for her legacy-making production of Swan Lake, and a group of young dancers vie for the top roles.

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  • 2. Captured Women

    Karen’s progressive ideas create unanticipated ripples through the company as the first run-through approaches, while the arrival of a celebrity ballerina throws Siphe off balance.

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  • 3. Razor's Edge

    As the production hurtles toward opening night, the over-the-top sets and costumes overwhelm the exhausted dancers, while Jurgita reveals an injury that could keep her from the stage.

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  • 4. Opening Night

    Whether or not the company is ready, opening night arrives. All eyes are on the dancers as they step out on stage, while Karen tries to contain her nerves as her farewell production is unveiled.

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