Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, a modern dance choreographer adapting classical ballet, was staged in 1995 and became one of Britain’s most successful ballet performances. Bourne, who doesn’t believe in official interpretations preferring those of individuals, suddenly became a star. The story is based on the Russian ballet of the same name composed by Tchaikovsky. Its controversy comes not only from the fact that the swans are danced by men, but also from its homoerotic charge. This ballet’s fame is illustrated by parts of it being used in the film Billy Elliot and by its numerous awards.
UK / 1996
113 minutes / DVD
Choreography: Matthew Bourne
Cast: Adam Cooper, Scott Ambler, Fiona Chadwick
BRNO: 5. 11. /// 18.00 /// ART
PRAHA: 14. 11. /// 16.00 /// LUCERNA
OSTRAVA: 15.11 /// 19.30 /// STARÁ ARÉNA