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Review | Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake – simply breath-taking! - Mini Travellers - Family Travel & Family Holiday Tips
AD | I have worked on this post in collaboration with a brand and have either been compensated for this post via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value for writing this post. There may also be affiliate links in this post which I may receive compensation for if you click on a link and ultimately make a purchase. We were delighted to be invited by Liverpool Empire to watch this complete re-write of Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake which in 1995 transformed the traditional view of the ballet world. For those of you unfamiliar with Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, he is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director. According to his Production Company, New Adventures, “his Swan Lake production in 1995 is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.” So, it was with much anticipation that we took our seats for the updated version. I will set the scene for the performance of Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, as we had some debate over the possible meaning of the storyline. The story begins …