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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was first staged at Sadler's Wells theatre in London in 1995. The longest running ballet in London's West End and on Broadway, it has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Australia and Japan. The story is based on the Russian romantic ballet Swan Lake, from which it takes the music by Tchaikovsky and the broad outline of the plot. Bourne's rendering is best known for having the traditionally female parts of the swans danced by men.



BWW Review: CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL: JAPAN + EAST ASIA Sets the Bar & Demonstrates a New Vocabulary
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 9, 2019

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BWW Review: Los Angeles Youth Ballet's NUTCRACKER Scores With A Delightful, Whimsical And Polished Presentation At The Alex Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 8, 2019

The weekend before Christmas, The Los Angeles Youth Ballet presented a gorgeous, colorful and professional performance of The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. The production was very carefully constructed, with an emphasis on good technique, passion and commitment in performance and lovingly re-created by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Andrea Paris-Gutierrez. It was staged and choreographed optimally for each age group performing. Enchanting might be an adjective to describe the feeling the performers were emitting to the viewers, who's rapt attention was a sign of both enjoyment and endorsement. The Nutcracker Suite was composed by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, and has long been the favorite balletic composition to be performed during the Christmas Season. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents OPEN SPECTRUM: BRILLIANT DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on mental health in the arts community. Moderated by Latina feminist mental health activist Dior Vargas, the panel will include multidisciplinary artist A'Driane Nieves aka addyeB, poet/artist/cultural worker Caits Meissner, writer/photojournalist Loubna Mrie, and professional ballerina/mental health advocate/singer Sydney Magruder Washington. The forum is curated by culture creator/marketing strategist Brian Tate. (more...)

National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa Presents SWAN LAKE At Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

The Fox Theatre and The National Theatre of Odessa are pleased to present Swan Lake on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3 p.m. This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. This is the first visit to the United States of America of the Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 talented and brightest ballet Stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!  (more...)

BWW Review: SWAN LAKE, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 4, 2019

After a rather pedestrian version of Tchiakovsky's iconic Swan Lake by the St Petersburg Ballet at London's Coliseum in the summer, ballet fans are eager for a more immersive and emotionally charged version from the English National Ballet to kick-start 2019. They will not be disappointed with this revival which sparkles with energy and delicate elegance. (more...)

Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Comes to Cinemas Nationwide in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

More2Screen has announced that the legendary and award-winning dance production, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, will be screened in cinemas nationwide on Tuesday 21 May 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Bourne's Prince of a Performer - CINDERELLA's Andrew Monaghan
by Gil Kaan - Jan 30, 2019

Choreographer extraordinaire Matthew Bourne, already a force of nature in the British dance arena since 1988, turned the international dance world upside down with his ground-breaking Swan Lake in 1995. His unique take on CINDERELLA will land at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre beginning February 5, 2019, as part of its international tour. I had the wonderful occasion to interview Andrew Monaghan, who's dancing the dual lead role of Cinderella's heroic pilot Harry, as well as, The Prince. (more...)

New Casting Announced for World Premiere BREAKING OUT OF SUNSET PALACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 - February 10, 2019. (more...)

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Balanchine, Tchaikovsky--and some Mozart, New York City Ballet, January 23, 2019
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 29, 2019

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THE LITTLE MERMAID An Enchanted Underwater Adventure Comes to Inland Pacific Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Inland Pacific Ballet's spectacular landmark production boasts magnificent sets (even a live shipwreck!), a cast of delightful sea creatures, ornate costumes, puppetry, and beautiful dance to create a magical ocean world with a cast of delightful undersea creatures which are a feast for the eyes. (more...)

2018–19 NY Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts Begin in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages three to six, will begin its 14th season Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled "Allegro and Adagio," is the first installment in Philharmonic Playground, the season's theme that imagines the Orchestra as a playground. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Kicks Off 120 Year Celebrations At Season Taster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Birmingham Hippodrome kicked off its 120th birthday celebrations at a Season Taster event this week, which featured a selection of guests from its diverse upcoming season, a sneak preview of some 120 year highlights and a new birthday visual identity. (more...)

Coachella Valley Symphony Brings The BEST OF STAGE AND SCREEN To The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 2, 2019

The Coachella Valley Symphony will continue it's 26th Annual Season by performing 'The Best of Stage and Screen' with guest artists from The McCallum Theatre's Open Call including: Javier Traviso, Cecelia Stewart and Sarah Hagar-Cox. This engaging and spectacular concert will feature favorites from the stage and screen and will be held at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater. (more...)

CSO To Showcase Concertmaster Joanna Frankel In The BEETHOVEN MARATHON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Concertmaster Joanna Frankel makes her solo debut with the Columbus Symphony, performing Beethoven's spiritual Violin Concerto. The epic Eroica Symphony completes this program devoted to the great German composer. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to The Marlowe, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

More than 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit the big screen, a new stage production is coming to Canterbury next month. (more...)

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Welcomes SWAN LAKE Ballet With 55 Prima Ballerinas From The Ukraine!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

On Saturday, January 26 the Spruce Peak Performing Arts center stage will be filled with 55 dancers from the Ballet of the Odessa National Opera, an Ukraine dance company performing “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky. The Ballet of the Odessa National Opera is where the greatest divas of Ukraine ballet perform on stage, from Anna Pavlova to Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya. (more...)

The Russian National Ballet Brings The World's Most Beloved Ballet SWAN LAKE To The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 16, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents the Russian National Ballet in a full-length performance in four acts of Swan Lake on Tuesday, February 5, at 8:00pm. Presented by a vibrant company dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet,Swan Lake tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The Russian National Ballet brings the world's most beloved ballet gloriously to life with Tchaikovsky's classic score. Swan Lake premiered in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. (more...)

AC Ballet Heads To Wine Country As Cultural Ambassadors For Atlantic City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Atlantic City Ballet will once again be heading to the West Coast for a weekend of performances of Swan Lake. After a successful 2018 West Coast tour, The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has invited the company back after last year's sold out houses of Sleeping Beauty. (more...)

The Phoenix Symphony And Troupe Vertigo To Premiere Original Production Of SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Troupe Vertigo, whose innovative circus-dance-theater works redefine visual space with displays of mental and physical prowess, is premiering Cirque Swan Lake in collaboration with The Phoenix Symphony at the Mesa Arts Center from January 18-20. Conducted by Music Director Tito Muñoz, The Phoenix Symphony will play Tchaikovsky's timeless score as Troupe Vertigo's artists perform perilous balancing acts, contort and take flight above the orchestra-for a never-before seen re-telling of the fairytale filled with romance and tragedy. (more...)

Sergei Polunin Will No Longer Appear With Paris Opera Ballet Due to Offensive Messages
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 15, 2019

Sergei Polunin had just announced that he would dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, when the invitation was revoked, according to The New York Times. (more...)

New Orleans Ballet Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary With EVENING OF STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Celebrating 50 years of 'bringing dance to life,' the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) kicks off its golden anniversary year with a glittering, star-studded 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars on January 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. (more...)

University of New Mexico Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Russian National Ballet will delight with Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at Popejoy Hall. Known as a classic tale of good and evil with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa, the company creates an engaging experience for all ages. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Bourne
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 13, 2019

Today's subject Matthew Bourne has done what some might say is impossible, making his theatre life quite the big deal. Bourne has managed to meld the worlds of classical dance and theatre together in his internationally acclaimed company New Adventures with some pretty terrific results. His latest creation, Cinderella, hits the stage of the Opera House at Kennedy Center on January 15 playing through the 20th. (more...)

Russian National Ballet Returns To Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Two distinct programs mark the 2019 return of the Russian National Ballet to Folsom. On Wednesday, the company of 50 exquisite dancers will twice perform Cinderella, a full-length ballet in two acts, with music by Prokofiev. On Thursday, the company performs a Gala Program, with excerpts from the world's greatest ballets and music by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, and more. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration And National Ballet Of China
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

From February 7-16, 2019, the Kennedy Center presents its fourth annual celebration of the Lunar New Year, honoring the traditional holiday as commemorated in countries and territories around the world. The popular free KC Chinese New Year Family Day returns to celebrate the Year of the Pig with live demonstrations and hands-on craft activities throughout the building. (more...)

CSO To Explore Norse Folklore In The NORDIC MYTHS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in an exploration of Norse legend and mythology in the Nordic Myths Festival. The program begins with the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, Wagner's passionate opera inspired by Celtic myths, followed by Grieg's Piano Concerto, featuring guest pianist Alessio Bax, that immortalizes the beauty of the Nordic landscape. The concert concludes with Sibelius' Lemminkainen Suite, wherein Finnish myths from The Kalevala come to life accompanied by original video art by Jason Gay. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen The Bolshoi Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse movie screen in HD on Sunday, March 10 at 2pm. On her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces First Performances Of Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first performances of Summer 2019 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23; Wolf Trap members (donors of $80 and up) have access to presales and are beginning to purchase tickets now. A complete calendar of performances may be found at wolftrap.org/calendar and a press release dedicated to Wolf Trap Opera, Symphony and Dance is here. Ticketing information and links to print-ready photography are below. (more...)

Moscow Ballet Announces Summer Intensives For 8 To 20 Year Ballet Students In 6 US Cities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Due to popular demand, Moscow Ballet announces week-long Summer Intensive sessions for American Ballet Students ages 8 to 20 years in 7 cities across the country. The Summer Intensives will be taught by Moscow Ballet Soloists Alisa Bolotnikova and Yuriy Kuzo, both members of the performing company and experienced ballet teachers. The Russian trained dancers started their ballet studies at an early age and graduated from highly respected ballet academies per Russian standards.  (more...)

The Columbus Symphony To Hold Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

In a splendid, one-night-only event, The Columbus Symphony Cares About Kids Concert will feature Music Director Rossen Milanov and Assistant Conductor Andr s Lopera leading the Columbus Symphony in a special performance to benefit the organization's education programs. In addition to a spectacular program that includes works by Copland, Mozart, Joan Tower, Tchaikovsky, and more, Concertmaster Joanna Frankel will be featured in Massenet's M ditation intermezzo from his opera Tha s, members of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform side-by-side with the orchestra in Chabrier's Espa a, and the evening will conclude with Maestro Milanov conducting Ravel's magnificent Bol ro. Milanov, Lopera, and the CSO musicians have volunteered to perform unpaid, lowering the hard cost of the concert and thereby increasing the donation to the youth education initiatives. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elmhurst Ballet Company's ORIGINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

Elmhurst Ballet Company presents its London premier of Origins. BroadwayWorld has the exclusive look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michele Wiles, Director/Dancer/Choreographer
by Rose Marija - Feb 16, 2019

Michele Wiles, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, founded BalletNext in 2011, where she serves as director, dancer, and choreographer. She continues to her own unique vision (more...)

DANCES PATRELLE Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Dances Patrelle is pleased to announce its spring 2019 season, including the world premiereof Francis Patrelle's The American Dream: It's Only Business, at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, NYC 10011. Performances are Friday, April 12 at 7pm, Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, April 14 at 12pm. Tickets are $50, with student and senior discounts available, and are currently available at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/dances-patrelle/. (more...)

Five New Recruits And A Medley Of Promotions Sets The Scene For The Australian Ballet's 2019 Year Of Enchantment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

As the dancers of The Australian Ballet have returned to the studios following our summer break, the company has welcomed five new Australian Ballet School graduates to the barre - two dancers joining us after short-term engagements in 2018. In addition, eleven of our dancers will start the year in new positions, having been promoted at the end of 2018. (more...)

Dances Patrelle Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Dances Patrelle is pleased to announce its spring 2019 season, including the world premiereof Francis Patrelle's The American Dream: It's Only Business, at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, NYC 10011. Performances are Friday, April 12 at 7pm, Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, April 14 at 12pm. Tickets are $50, with student and senior discounts available, and are currently available at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/dances-patrelle/.  (more...)

Karen Kain to Direct New SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that she will direct and stage a new Swan Lake for the 2019/20 season in celebration of her 50th anniversary with the company. Along with the world premiere of Swan Lake, the milestone season will feature world premieres by Crystal Pite and Robert Binet, three company premieres and the appointment of Alysa Pires as Choreographic Associate. #1920SeasonNBC (more...)

The Piano Guys Play the Fox November 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Fox Concerts is proud to announce that THE PIANO GUYS will return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE PIANO GUYS Return To PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Great Northeast Productions, Inc. and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) are proud to present THE PIANO GUYS in their only New England appearance for one show only at PPAC on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30P. Tickets are $39.50 ­- $79.50 and go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Regular Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 10A - 5P and Saturday from 10A - 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Kozlova 9th Annual Int'l Ballet Competition Set for March 18-23 At Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Valentina Kozlova announces the 9th annual International Ballet Competition, March 18-22, with the Awards Ceremony and Gala Performance on Saturday March 23rd.   More than 100 talented dancers from around the world will again gather in New York to dance for contracts and scholarships to companies and schools around the world, including the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE at Sadler's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Thrilling, audacious and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, shattering convention and taking the dance world by storm. (more...)

Coral Springs Center For The Arts Welcomes The New Year With 11 Concerts And Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is welcoming the new year with 11 amazing concerts and shows in January and February. (more...)

BWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence's THE NUTCRACKER
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Dec 22, 2018

Festival Ballet Providence's annual production of THE NUTCRACKER is a highlight of the Christmas season. Although some aspects of the production remain the same from one year to the next, there are always some small changes, and the show is no less affecting upon repeated viewings. (more...)

BWW Interview: Musical Wunderkind Kelly Deng of THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER at Fox Theatre says it's a Beautiful Art!
by Katie Laban - Dec 21, 2018

The Moscow Ballet is returning to Detroit this weekend to danceThe Great Russian Nutcracker for three special performances at The Fox Theatre. There is something very special about this tour called "Musical Wunderkind," which is youth musicians in every city accompanying the Moscow Ballet's principal ballerinas in Saint Saen's "Dying Swan" from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette's movement's in Swan Lake, in many cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the Great Russian Nutcracker in a duo of musician and ballerina to the delight of audiences. Detroit audiences will have the pleasure of seeing local violinist, Kelly Deng, perform on stage with the company during the 8pm show. Deng has been playing since she was six years old and could not be more excited to be chosen as the Detroit Musical Wunderkind for the Moscow Ballet. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a few moments to speak with her about the honor, what it is like to play from such a young age, and why Detroit should come see The Great Russian Nutcracker this weekend at The Fox Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS at The Beacon Theatre is a High-Tech Futuristic Fantasy
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 21, 2018

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BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Returns to Ruffle Feathers at The Joyce Theater This Holiday Season
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 17, 2018

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New York Live Arts Presents OPEN SPECTRUM: BRILLIANT DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on mental health in the arts community. Moderated by Latina feminist mental health activist Dior Vargas, the panel will include multidisciplinary artist A'Driane Nieves aka addyeB, poet/artist/cultural worker Caits Meissner, writer/photojournalist Loubna Mrie, and professional ballerina/mental health advocate/singer Sydney Magruder Washington. The forum is curated by culture creator/marketing strategist Brian Tate. (more...)

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Dec 15, 2018

Christmas for dance fans doesn't just mean Nutcracker these days - it means another one of Matthew Bourne's characterful and atmospheric productions is rolling into town. (more...)

CSO's RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL II To Feature Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The celebration of Russian composers continues as CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and the musicians of the Columbus Symphony present a program that juxtaposes Tchaikovsky's passionate, romantic music against Prokofiev's bold symphonic tableaux. The program includes the Suite from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty as well as his Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring special guest pianist Sergei Babayan. The performance will conclude with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Following last season's acclaimed production of The Red Shoes, renowned British choreographer Matthew Bourne and his company, New Adventures, return to the Opera House stage with one of its most popular and beloved productions, Cinderella, January 15-20. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE To Napa Valley!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Of all the great classics, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet of all time. It is the story of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered on one of life's most recognizable themes, the struggle between good and evil. The nationally acclaimed Atlantic City Ballet brings this stunning performance to the Lincoln Theater on January 26th. The production includes local dancers, exciting choreography and Tchaikovsky's fabulous score in a classic the whole family can enjoy! (more...)

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