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Short excerpts from the 'Sweetieland' section of Matthew Bourne's 'Nutcracker' ballet illustrate his theatrical style. He discusses his background and his motivation for creating dance. He highlights the need to be very clear and focused on what he wishes to convey and the lengths he goes to in order to draw his dancers into understanding the scenarios he wants to create. Bourne explains how his work often has a serious underlying intention onto which the wit and humour are layered.
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6 October 2010

Classroom Ideas

To be used for researching dance genres and famous dance performances. Research on Matthew Bourne himself or ballet as a dance style. Can be used also as a stimulus for choreography.

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