Just to say: please ignore the title of this topic. Topics move to this new software give us all sorts of problems and one is that the titles cannot be changed - this is the ongoing "Swan Lake" topic, not just 2003
"Swan lake" is off on its travels again, under the auspices of AMP, Bourne's previous company before he set up New Adventures.
The Japan showings have the benefit of Adam Cooper:
A Swan Lake to swoon over
By Mieko Sasaki / Special to The Daily Yomiuri
Matthew Bourne's extraordinary version of Swan Lake, with male dancers in the starring roles, has been receiving tumultuous applause in Tokyo since its Japan premiere on Feb. 25 at Tokyo's Bunkamura Orchard Hall. Premiered in London in 1995 by the inspiring British dance/theater company Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP), this Swan Lake has won cheers everywhere it has been staged--even on Broadway, where ballet is usually ignored. It has won many international awards, such as the Laurence Olivier Award, the Drama Desk Award and three Tony Awards.
One reason for its success might be the surprising plot conceived by Bourne. Who could have imagined muscular men dancing as white swans, instead of elegant females clad in classic tutus? Bourne transformed the fantastic classical ballet into a realistic dance of today with a focus on the royal loneliness of a prince trapped in a flashy social life.
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