It’s been over twenty years since the American premiere of MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and Bourne has reimagined and redesigned his signature work for an eight-week season at Sadler’s Wells.
Initially trangressive in its use of an all-male wedge of threatening swans—replacing the traditional female corps de ballet—the world has caught up with Bourne’s vision as new audiences discover this enduring masterpiece.
In London, The Swan will be alternately danced by Matthew Ball, Will Dozier, and Max Westwell. The Prince will be played by Liam Mower, Dominic North, and—making his professional debut—James Lovell.
Through January 27.
Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in performance.
Freya Field and Will Bozier.
Mower and Kabera.
Matthew Ball (left) and Mower.
Photographs by Johan Persson.
Image credit: New Adventures and Sadler’s Wells.