Richard Winsor stars in Swan Lake. Photo © Hugo Glendinning.
Ballet in HD: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Sunday, March 3, 2013
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When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in London in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant reinterpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now you can watch this modern day classic. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0524. Running time is 120 minutes.
The iconic production, perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, was filmed at Sadler’s Wells in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead swan/stranger, Dominic North as the prince, and Nina Goldman as the queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity, the production has won more than thirty international theatre awards, including three Tonys and an Olivier. Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the stage, becoming the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway.