Renowned production from Sadler’s Wells, London debuts on the big screen at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (October 11, 2012) – The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Oct. 22 when it hosts the big screen premiere of Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” from Sadler’s Wells, London. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
With more than 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys and an Olivier, “Swan Lake” has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the stage, becoming the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway.
When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant re–interpretation of “Swan Lake” turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. An iconic production — perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble — “Swan Lake” was filmed at Sadler’s Wells, London in their 2011 season.
The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger, Dominic North as The Prince and Nina Goldman as The Queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity, the production creates an illusion of space around the dancers, drawing you onto the stage and bringing a dramatic realism to the story.
The New York Times calls the production “Sensational!” And the Associated Press says “Swan Lake” is “mesmerizing and should not be missed!” The London Independent raves “see it or live to regret it”, and A.M. New York calls it “a truly stunning achievement.”
“Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ is one of the most audacious, visually stunning and moving works created for the stage,” says Theatremania.
Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Monday, Oct. 22 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.