“THE LEGEND RETURNS. THE WORLD’S FAVORITE BALLET IS STILL A MARVEL”
After a sold-out season in London, Matthew Bourne’s legendary Swan Lake again takes New York City Center by storm. Bourne’s 1995 original earned more than thirty international accolades including three Tony Awards and an Olivier Award. With award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting), Bourne has re-imagined the beloved New Adventures classic in a not-to-be-missed new production for the 21st century.
Bourne last thrilled City Center audiences with his boldly theatrical storytelling in 2017’s The Red Shoes. Now New Adventures returns with their thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional Swan Lake. Perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male swan ensemble, this production shattered convention and turned tradition upside down. Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake Helped Inspire a Generation of Male Dancers
—The New York Times
Matthew Bourne’s Legendary Swan Lake Storms the City Center Stage Once More
Directed and Choreographed by
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Swan/The Stranger
Matthew Ball (Jan 30, 31; Feb 1 eve)
Max Westwell (Feb 1 mat, 2 eve, 5, 7, 8 eve)
Will Bozier (Feb 2 mat, 4, 6, 8 mat, 9 mat)
Tom Broderick and James Lovell
Nicole Kabera and Katrina Lyndon
Katrina Lyndon, joined by Freya Field and Carrie Willis
The Private Secretary
Jonathon Luke Baker, Jack Jones, Ashley-Jordon Packer, and Max Westwell
With Nicole Alphonce, Andrew Ashton, Benjamin Bazeley, Alistair Beattie, Callum Bowman, Isaac Peter Bowry, Tom Broderick, Megan Cameron, João Castro, Kayla Collymore, Zanna Cornelis, Cameron Everitt, Keenan Fletcher, Michaela Guibarra, Parsifal James Hurst, Shoko Ito, Mari Kamata, Nicholas Keegan, Jack Mitchell, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Jack William Parry, Barnaby Quarendon, Sam Salter, Mark Samaras, Alex Sturman, Katie Webb,and Stan West.
Nederlands Dans Theater
Mar 4 – 7, 2020
The trailblazing, international company presents a trio of thrilling and idiosyncratic premieres.
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Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England