32 premier ballerinas from 22 dance companies in 14 countries perform Le Cygne (The Swan) variation sequentially in support of Swans for Relief.
Organized by Misty Copeland and Joseph Phillips, 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to each dancer’s company’s COVID-19 relief fund, or other arts/dance-based relief fund in the event that a company is not set up to receive donations. To donate please visit, https://charity.gofundme.com/SwansForRelief
Ballet companies are largely dependent on revenue from performances to pay their dancers and fund their operations, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, all performances have been halted.
Consequently, many dancers are unable to depend on paychecks and are facing the hardship of paying rent and/or buying food and other necessities.
Le Cygne (The Swan) with music by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by cellist Wade Davis (USA), with choreography by Michel Fokine by kind permission of the Fokine Estate-Archive.