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Swan Lake Makes History

Birmingham Royal Ballet will make history tomorrow by featuring the country's first ever mixed race person to play the lead role in Swan Lake.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet to make history

Birmingham Royal Ballet will make history tomorrow by featuring the country's first ever non-white swan in Swan Lake.

Traditionally ballet has been viewed as a white middle-class art form full of pale princesses.

But the dance company says it hopes the performance will show people that ballet is for everyone, regardless of race or background.

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