Bourne, Matthew

Matthew Bourne: Swan Lake, Nutcracker, The Car Man

30 Nov 2008

Barcode: 5051442977523

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Other participants: Scott Ambler, Fiona Chadwick, Alan Vincent, Saranne Curtin, Will Kemp, Matthew Bourne

Choreographer Matthew Bourne has achieved worldwide artistic and popular success with his innovative new versions of classical ballets. His groundbreaking work has attracted an enormous new audience for dance both at home and internationally.

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake, with its cast of male swans, has turned tradition upside down and taken the ballet fraternity by storm. Never has such a contemporary re-working of a traditional ballet thrilled both ardent critics and modern dance enthusiasts in such equal measure. Cast includes Adam Cooper, Scott Ambler and Fiona Chadwick
Director and Choreographer MATTHEW BOURNE • Designer LEZ BROTHERSTON • Musical Director DAVID LLOYD-JONES • Directed for video by PETER MUMFORD

This delicious production is full of Matthew Bourne’s trademark style of wit, pathos and theatrical magic. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s journey from a bleak Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’s Orphanage, through a shimmering ice-skating wonderland to the spectacular candy folk of Sweetieland. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved score and Olivier award-winner Anthony Ward’s stunning designs combine with sizzling choreography.
Director and Choreographer MATTHEW BOURNE • Designer ANTHONY WARD • THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC conducted by BRETT MORRIS • Directed for video by ROSS MACGIBBON

The musical dance sensation from AMP, the creators of Swan Lake. Tony Award-winner Matthew Bourne uses the stirring and passionate music of Bizet’s Carmen as the basis for a completely new and original tale. The dreams and passions of a small community are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fueled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are drawn into a spiral of greed, opportunism, sex and murder. In the dust and decay of a small mid-western town, a heady mix of lust, betrayal and revenge unfolds as the characters in Bourne’s drama struggle with their own guilt and treachery, and the tragic consequences that follow.
Includes interview with Matthew Bourne.


Disc 1 
01 Swan Lake, Matthew Bourne's  - Adam Cooper, Scott Ambler, Fiona Chadwick, New Lon 
02 The Nutcracker 
03 The Car Man  - Rodion Shchedrin, Alan Vincent, Saranne Curtin, Wi 

Copy tracklisting to the clipboard