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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Ultimate 'Swan Lake', 15 Sep 2002
If you ever thought Swan Lake was 'pretty to watch' but, ultimately incomprehensible, if you wanted a bigger kick than either Nureyev or Fonteyn could offer, if you'dont like' ballet then this is for YOU. If [you]have empathy with the tragedy of Love, Prejudice and Duty displacing Truth then this is a DVD you a <B>must buy</B>. Mathew Bourne and his company have created the ultimate interpretation of Tchaikovsky's heart rending score. If you sometimes fear to listen to the music in company or daren't play 'The Pathetique' unless alone, this is for you. Brilliant cinematography, capturing the ambience of the live performance almost perfectly, there is nothing in the canon of contemporary interpretations which comes close to this.