Not Quite 'Swan Lake,' but Surprisingly Close

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Not Quite 'Swan Lake,' but Surprisingly Close
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If you’re not a horse person, dressage is an odd event indeed. Horse and rider carry out carefully choreographed movements, often to music, in a formal manner, with their performance evaluated on tiny points of precision, line, apparent ease of execution and musicality. Then again, if you’re not a dance person, you could say almost exactly the same thing about ballet — a strange ritual involving carefully choreographed movements, often to music, in a formal manner, with performance evaluated on tiny points of precision, apparent ease of execution and musicality.

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