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Wonderful re-imagining of a classic,
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This review is from: Matthew Bourne - Swan Lake [DVD + 2CDs]  (DVD)
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 compelling part of the performance; an arrogant, sexy predator who commands the stage effortlessly and draws the eye.
This is one DVD I will re-watch again and again.
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2012 14:22:26 GMT
Mr. William Hunt says:
Your Right, Adam Cooper is amazing, just to check, does this dvd feature him as the swan? I'd like to make sure you see. Thanks :)
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2012 17:05:36 GMT
Emma Gale says:
Yes, this is a film of the original Swan Lake cast with Adam Cooper as the Swan and The Stranger
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