Eastern Connecticut Ballet dances "Ballerina Swan" at the Kate

Dancers from Eastern Connecticut Ballet will perform two pieces — “Ballerina Swan” and “Carnival of the Animals” — at shows this weekend at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.

“Ballerina Swan” is an original work choreographed by Gloria Govrin, who is artistic director of Eastern Connecticut Ballet and who was a soloist with New York City Ballet. “Carnival of the Animals” is danced to music by Camille Saint-Saëns.

“Ballerina Swan,” adapted from a book by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Allegra Kent, tells the story of a swan who wants to become a ballerina. The drawback? Her big wings and her webbed feet. But she’s nonetheless determined to dance a role in “Swan Lake.”

“Ballerina Swan” and “The Carnival of Animals,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat. and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun., Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook; $12-$18; 1-877-503-1286, katharinehepburntheater.org.

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