Our OnScreen films aren't just filmed plays and operas - we also screen some of the world's finest dance productions, and we have something fantastic coming up on Tuesday, July 30.
Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake" created a stir in 1995 when the traditionally female "swans" were replaced by male dancers.
The film of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake is now coming to the Manning Entertainment Centre with a fresh look for the 21st century and is 'as bold and beautiful as ever' (The Telegraph).
This thrilling, audacious and witty production is best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.
Filmed live at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, this 'spellbinding' (The Independent) re-imagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.
Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne's powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky's beloved tale is 'still original, still unmissable' ( Metro), a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
The show originally toured to various venues around the UK early in 1996.
Swan Lake transferred to the West End on September 11, 1996 at the Piccadilly Theatre. Here it ran for 120 performances - the longest run ever known in London for any production of a full-length dance classic. The show visited the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles in 1997 and then opened on Broadway in 1998. In 2002 and 2003 it toured internationally to incredible acclaim, and since then it's popped up all around the world in new tours.
Matthew Bourne commented: "I'm thrilled that this brand-new production of my Swan Lake will be in cinemas worldwide. It has become a modern classic much beloved by the British public and throughout the world. Its popularity has never been greater and several generations of audiences have been inspired and moved by its universal story of love and acceptance. Now 24 years after Swan Lake was first performed more people than ever before will be able to experience the dramatic power and mesmerising performances on the big screen."
Don't miss this enthralling production screening on Tuesday, July 30 at 10am and 7pm. Book: theMEC.com.au or phone 6592 5466.