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Matthew Bourne

Katie Derham talks to choreographer Matthew Bourne. As his iconic production of Swan Lake returns to the stage, they'll discuss why he reinvented it for male dancers.

Katie Derham talks to choreographer Matthew Bourne. As his iconic production of Swan Lake returns to the stage, they'll discuss why he reinvented it for a corps-de-ballet of male swans, and how it has inspired a generation of boy dancers. A relatively late-starter in the ballet world, Matthew Bourne quickly became well-known for his individualistic approach to the classics. He'll talk about the music that inspires him, and the importance of story-telling in a new production.

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31 minutes

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Sat 1 Dec 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Miniature Overture (Nutcracker)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI : 6463852.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Georges Bizet

    Car Chase and Fight Night (The Car Man)

    Music Arranger: Terry Davies. Orchestra: Unknown. Conductor: Brett Morris.
    • The Car Man - The Complete and Original Score.
    • Warner.
    • 2.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Vertigo (1958) - Prelude and rooftop

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Joel McNeely.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
  • Nacio Herb Brown

    Singin' in the Rain

    Composer: Arthur Freed. Performer: Gene Kelly. Performer: Donald O Connor. Performer: Doris Day. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Singin' in the Rain (Original MGM Soundtrack).
    • DÉJÀ VU.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI : 6463852.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Prince Duet (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: Matthew Bourne Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI : 6463852.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Morning Dance (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Danses du corps du Ballet des Nains (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN CHSA5124.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pas de quatre (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN CHSA5124.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 25.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Finale II (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN CHSA5124.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 19.
  • George Gershwin

    I Got Rhythm

    Ensemble: The Strictly Come Dancing Band. Conductor: Dave Arch.
    • UNIVERSAL.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Act IV - Danses de Petits Cygnes, Scene, Scene Finale (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN CHSA5124.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 23.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Introduction (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS.

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