Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: The International Dance Sensation Returns to New York
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An authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha's magical toy cabinet are new for 2014 as the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker returns to New York's glorious Hammerstein Ballroom for the holiday season. All the wonder and beauty of this stunning production is back as well, with the gorgeous Swarovski crystal-laden costumes, life-sized matrushka dolls, 10-foot tall silk puppets and a special "Dove of Peace" formation, where two dancers become one bird with a 20-foot wingspan. This is your chance to see the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes as they tell the heartwarming tale of Masha meeting her prince. Learn More
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was unforgettable! Bourne's conception and modernization of the classic ballet is tasteful and a perfect theatrical experience for our current time. As a fellow audience member said during the talk back, "I was Bourne again!"
The Goldstar tickets I purchased were great, orchestra seats. The purchasing and pick up process was simple and easy! 5 stars across the board!
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Had seen the original on Broadway. There have been some revisions...a cell phone in the first act, for example. The dancers last night were superb and the last two acts were thrilling. However, the big minus is no live orchestra and members of...continued
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One of the most enjoyable events I have attended. Have seen several ballets and knew a little history about this ballet but didn't expect it to be as good as it was. It is an excellent venue for people to "drag" someone who would never go to a...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“It will change the way you see ballet forever” —What’s On
“A mesmerizing blend of grace and physical power” —Variety
“As bold and as beautiful as ever” —The Daily Telegraph
Watch a video preview of Swan Lake or an in-depth interview with Matthew Bourne.
New York City Center, Sadler’s Wells London and Back Row Productions present A New Adventures Production — Matthew Bourne’s _Swan Lake.
Matthew Bourne’s_ Swan Lake_ turned tradition upside down and took both the theater and dance worlds by storm when it arrived on Broadway in 1998 and went on to win three Tony Awards®. Acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage, it has become the longest running ballet in London’s West End and on Broadway, enjoyed four hugely successful tours in the UK, and thrilled audiences all over the world. Now Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns to New York for four weeks only.
Perhaps best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, the production is now a modern-day classic. With a blend of dance, humor and spectacle, Bourne has created a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.
“I have never stopped working on Swan Lake,” Bourne said. “It has never become frozen as a show but has, I believe, gotten richer and more heartfelt. In fact, this current production features, in my opinion, the finest company that has ever performed the piece.”
The top-notch cast includes Richard Winsor and Jonathan Ollivier returning to the role of “The Swan” following their 2009 debuts. Dominic North and Simon Williams will share the role of “The Prince,” and original Broadway cast member Nina Goldman will return as “The Queen.” Madelaine Brennan will also appear as “The Queen” and “The Girlfriend,” a role she’ll share with Shelby Williams. “The Private Secretary” will be danced by New Adventures resident director Steve Kirkham and company member Ashley Bain.
There will be a special post-performance talk-back with Matthew Bourne, Saturday October 16, immediately following the 2:00pm matinee performance._
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