Emma Gale

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Matthew Bourne - Swan Lake [DVD + 2CDs] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Adventures In Motion Pictures
Matthew Bourne - Swan Lake [DVD + 2CDs] [2008] DVD ~ Adventures In Motion Pictures
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I just love this work from Matthew Bourne. I saw it live in 2005 when it returned to Sadlers Wells and am disappointed that I missed Adam Cooper originating the role in the late 1990s. The concept of using all-male swans does indeed (as noted by another reviewer) give the male dancers a chance to shine in a work which traditionally sidelines the men as a prop for their dazzling female partners. Scott Ambler as the Prince is a very strong actor and (despite his fears when creating the production) holds his own alongside Adam Cooper's sublime performance. Cooper's Swan is majestic, graceful and brooding yet strangely vulnerable - a real treat. However, for me his Stranger is the more… Read more

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