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New York City Center presents
Matthew Bourne/New Adventures

The Red Shoes

  • Mainstage
  • Oct 26—Nov 5
  • Tickets start at $35

  • Overview

    A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession, and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. For the production’s New York premiere at City Center, New Adventures star Ashley Shaw, who originated the role, and NYCB principal dancer Sara Mearns, making her debut as a guest star with the company, will alternate in the role of Victoria Page. New Adventures rising star Cordelia Braithwaite will perform the role at the matinee performance on November 4.

    Matthew Bourne’s (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty) double Olivier Award-winning adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles). The Red Shoes is Matthew Bourne’s first new production in four years and had its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells, London in December 2016, where it opened to rave reviews and a sold-out eight week season.



    The Red Shoes triumphs!”  -Sunday Times (London)

    “Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful!” - Daily Telegraph (London)

    “A feast for the eye.”  Observer (London)

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    • Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes at New York City Center

  • Cast & Credits

    MATTHEW BOURNE’S production of
    THE RED SHOES
    Based on the film by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER
    and the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN fairytale
    Music by BERNARD HERRMANN
    Red Shoes Dancers
  • Sponsors

    Support for Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes is provided by Douglas S. Cramer and Hugh Bush.


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