Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne

Wednesday April 30 2014

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne will open the dans Festival this year at the Esplanade Theatre.

The beauty of a swan is that beneath their elegant white forms and vast wingspans, which create the illusion of serene beauty, you know that deep down they are vicious fighters who can peck a man to death.

So, it was inspired of director and choreographer Matthew Bourne to rip up the rule book and do away with the romantic, iconic imagery of delicate dancing tutus in the traditional Swan Lake, replacing the female corps with an outwardly aggressive male ensemble. Eighteen years after it was first staged at London’s Sadler’s Wells (where it was only originally intended to run for a two-week season), Bourne’s striking reimagining still has the power and passion to move. This revival of his masterpiece feels as modern and relevant as on that first outing. - Rachel Ward The Telegraph

Swan Lake runs from 9 October - 12 October. Tickets on sale at Sistic.