Sonic Swan Lake
I must admit that I not the world's leading lover of the ballet. Perhaps it is because it has always been choreographed and presented in the same somewhat old fashioned style. However my view on ballet totally changed when I went to see Matthew Bourne's adaptation of Carmen which he titled The Car Man.
The set design was that of a 1960s American dinner and garage. The music for the production is based on Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin's Bolshoi Ballet version of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen (1875), with additional music by composer Terry Davies. The action takes place in the 1960s over a period of nine months in a small Italian American community in the fictional mid-western town of Harmony, USA. The music was fantastic and the choreography inspiring – I was hooked!
Matthew Bourne is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre. He has received multiple awards and award nominations, including the Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award, and he has also received several Honorary Doctorates of Arts from UK universities.
My second wonderful Matthey Bourne ballet experience was Swan Lake a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–1876.
Matthew Bourne's legendary production transformed one of ballet's best -loved stories into a stylish, witty, poignant, contemporary tale with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston. It is perhaps best remembered for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, Matthew Bourne certainly blended dance, style, humour, spectacle, character comedy and mime to create a provocative and powerful modern version of Swan Lake.
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