Past Meetup


Hosted by Manchester Russian Language Enthusiasts

Public group
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When it premièred in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Thrilling, audacious and totally original, it transformed one of ballet's best-loved stories into a stylish, witty, poignant, contemporary tale with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston.

Now firmly crowned as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

Collecting over 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys, Swan Lake went on to become the longest running ballet in London's West End and on Broadway and has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage.