Gillian Murphy Hurts Foot in
Swan Lake

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Gillian Murphy sprained her foot last night during Swan Lake with Marcelo Gomes. According to reports from Ballet Alert, Gillian finished Act II after she hurt her foot and Hee Seo replaced her in Act III after a long intermission. Not an easy assignment for any dancer to step in unscheduled, particularly the difficult Odile role. Hee is scheduled to dance with Roberto Bolle Saturday evening. Gillian is scheduled to dance in The Dream, Wednesday July 2 matinee.

In other casting news, Marcelo replaces David Hallberg in Swan Lake tomorrow evening with Polina Semionova.

On a lighter note, here is a funny Instagram video of Marcelo showing Alina Cojocaru how to take a leap into the lake in the final act of Swan Lake, presumably into a hidden gymnastics crash pad. She needs to work on her death dive form for her Friday performance with Herman Cornejo. HT: California at Ballet Alert.

Update: New York Times review of Hee’s heroic performance.