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Matthew Bourne's Production of Swan Lake

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This entry was posted on 2/23/2007 5:28 AM and is filed under Australia.

SWAN LAKE

Matthew Bourne's version of Swan Lake came to Sydney for a limited engagement at the Capitol Theatre.  It was one of the most beautiful and moving productions we have ever seen.  The original story has the prince falling in love with a lovely swan played by a gorgeous ballerina.  This version is set to contemporary times and has the prince falling in love with a swan played by a male dancer.  All of the swans were played by males and they were each extraordinary dancers.  When you see the swans played by men, it suddenly makes so much more sense than the delicate little ballerinas you usually see in the ballet.  Swans are strong and fierce, and you really feel that in this.  The costumes were minimal and powerful and the story was dynamic and extraordinary.  The sad and tragic ending brought us both to tears.

Here are some photos of the dancers in action.  We couldn't take these during the performance so we bought a program and shot them off of that.
















 

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