Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at the Ahmanson Theatre
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The last date listed for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was Sunday March 19, 2006 / 7:30pm.
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Amazing show. My second Bourne show and am now a dedicated fan. Highly recommend this show -- astonishing set decoration, haunting dance moves and of course, the live orchestra is the best way to hear this beautiful and timeless music.
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“An amazing spectacle.” -Los Angeles Times
“See it, or live to regret it.” -Independent (London)
“Magical, fantastic, wonderful.” —Evening Standard (London)
“Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is pure theatre and is most likely the most impressive and significant show to open on Broadway in a long time. The scope of its significance has no bounds and the impression it makes on the psyche and soul is indelible.” —Theatre Reviews Limited
Since its 1995 world premiere at Sadler’s Wells, Matthew Bourne’s breathtaking and sexy version of SWAN LAKE has become the longest running ballet in the London’s West End and on Broadway. It has enjoyed two successful tours in the UK and thrilled audiences in Los Angeles, Europe and Japan.
p. Originally written by Tchaikovsky in the late 19th century, SWAN LAKE was staged at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1877, but it wasn’t until 18 years later – and after the death of its composer – that it was finally staged in St Petersburg, and became a universal classic.
This new, witty and surprising production has been designed to speak to a modern audience, to excite them, to move them.
Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE has collected over thirty international theatre awards including three Tonys for the Broadway production and has been widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as a landmark production on the international stage.
As the director and choreographer for SWAN LAKE Matthew Bourne is the only British director to have won the Tony Award for Best Director and Best Choreographer of a Musical in the same year (1999).
For Matthew, SWAN LAKE had a particular appeal: “I could see an opportunity to create a human story, with the potential for great dramatic power and range, indulge my satirical and humorous leanings as well as create whole suites of abstract movement to some of the best dance music ever written. Irresistible!”
The most talked about innovation in this production is the casting of a male dancer in the coveted role of Odette/Odile known as “the Swan”. “The idea of a male swan makes complete sense to me” says Matthew, “ the strength, the beauty, the enormous wingspan of these creatures suggests to me the musculature of a male dancer more readily than a ballerina in her white tutu.”
SWAN LAKE has gone through many different interpretations since its creation by Tchaikovsky. Matthew Bourne’s production retains two of the essentials that make SWAN LAKE so universally loved – Tchaikovsky’s great score and the story of our constant yearning for an unattainable ideal.