Thursday, 12 March 2015

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Courtesy of the Theatre Royal.

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was first staged at Sadler's Wells theatre in London in 1995. Now, almost 20 years on, the performance remains as powerful and relevant as when it was first conceived. Broadly based on the Russian ballet Swan Lake and with music by Tchaikovsky, Bourne famously employs male dancer in the traditionally female role of the swans. The result is a stunning and harrowing display of ballet based contemporary movement.

Read the full article on the AU review.
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