Sunday, 14 September 2008

Over the weekend I went to see Matthew Bourne's new ballet Dorian Gray at Sadler's Wells...

The ballet was a more controversial production that the other Bourne works that I have seen and takes the Oscar Wilde classic into a 21st Century setting. Wlide's dark, obsessive and sinister story of a beautiful and charismatic hero who is also a sadistic killer is brought up to date by focussing on our obsession with youth and the cult of celebrity.

What you always get in a Matthew Bourne ballet was captured wonderfully by the cast of eleven great dancers supported by a talented team of musicians who performed the original score by Terry Davies... power, strength, energy, discipline and the result was fantastic.

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