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  • Writer's pictureNeill Kovacic-Clarke

NEWS: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE SET TO TAKE FLIGHT IN MAJOR REVIVAL

NEW ADVENTURES ANNOUNCES

MATTHEW BOURNE’S

SWAN LAKE

The Next Generation



IN CELEBRATION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS LEGENDARY PRODUCTION

 

New Adventures is delighted to announce that Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake will return for its 30th anniversary with a 2024-25 UK tour. This reinvention of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece caused a sensation when it premiered almost 30 years ago and has since become the most successful dance theatre production of all time. In celebration of that ongoing impact, Swan Lake will take flight once more in this major revival.


Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake begins at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 11th November until 16th November 2024 before visiting The Lowry, Salford from 19th November until 30th November 2024, ahead of the 8-week annual Christmas season at London's Sadler’s Wells from 3rd December 2024 to 26th January 2025. Further tour dates and casting to be announced soon.



Matthew Bourne said today


“When our Swan Lake was premiered nearly 30 years ago it created a sensation that none of us could have predicted. I think we knew that we had a good idea but could never have dreamt of the impact it would have on all of us, our audiences and the wider dance world. I have seen over those 30 years how this production has continued to change lives, create new audiences and inspire young dancers.
“The inspiration of Swan Lake is central to our “talent development” programme at New Adventures, especially in our Cygnet School and Swan School, where we aim to develop the dancers of the future to feature in our many productions. Indeed, this new revival of Swan Lake will feature dancers who have been nurtured through these programmes, or through their professional development as New Adventures company members, with many of them making their debuts in these coveted roles.
“As our swans take flight once more in this major revival, I’m full of anticipation for the challeges it will bring for our next generation of dancers and the wonder that it will bring to audiences who will experience it for the very first time.”

Thrilling, bold, witty and emotive, this genre-defining event is still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turning tradition on its head.



First staged at Sadler’s Wells in London in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake took the dance theatre world by storm becoming the longest running full-length dance classic in the West End and on Broadway. It has since been performed across the globe, collecting over thirty international accolades including the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production and three Tony Awards for Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.


Alongside performances of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, New Adventures will deliver a programme of activity designed to encourage talent development, and to improve the well-being of children and young people through engaging them in dance. In addition to the New Adventures regular Schools Tour, this expanded programme will be specific to Swan Lake with further details to be announced.


Neill Kovacic-Clarke


Please note: To the best of my knowledge, all details are correct at the time of publishing


All production images are from the 2018 tour


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