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"Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake"
73 ratings
4.6 average rating
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52 events
26 reviews
37 stars
attended Oct 13 2010

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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attended Oct 17 2010

What a great show! Not traditional ballet. More modern, contemporary. they did not have a live orchestra but really didn't notice the difference.

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29 events
15 reviews
42 stars
attended Oct 14 2010

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...

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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. 

Post-performance talk-back 

There will be a special post-performance talk-back with Matthew Bourne, Saturday October 16, immediately following the 2:00pm matinee performance._


About the Ticket Supplier: New York City Center

New York City Center’s mission is to make the finest in the performing arts accessible to the broadest possible audience, while insuring that its landmark facility remains an active and welcoming venue to both audiences and artists throughout the year.

City Center accomplishes this mission by celebrating and preserving the American musical theater heritage through performances, score restorations and other archival activities; presenting and producing new and innovative programming resonant of City Center’s artistic history, with a specific emphasis on dance; supporting resident and visiting companies and artists; providing educational opportunities to New York City students and their teachers; and maintaining and enhancing the physical facilities that comprise the performing arts center.