Matthew Bourne

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Quo vadis?

“Next Generation” is the kind of ballet-program title that might have you asking yourself what happened to “This Generation."
Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 10, 2008

Streets where you live

The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008

Luverly enough

This new production is a little callow and a little obvious, and, especially in Matthew Bourne’s choreography, it seems to want a bigger stage than the Opera House affords.
My Fair Lady  at the Opera House  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 11, 2008

L’Allegro, fuss and feathers, and the ICA blues

This year we were looking forward to dance performances at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater in the new ICA.
 A year in dance
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 20, 2006

Measure for measure

“Great Ball at the Court of France,” which Ensemble Doulce Mémoire presented at the First Congregational Church in Cambridge last Friday, under the auspices of the Boston Early Music Festival, was a reminder that classical music used to be all about two
Ensemble Doulce Mémoire, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake , Robert Spano’s Sibelius , H&H’s St. Matthew Passion
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 26, 2006

Back story

The English choreographer Matthew Bourne isn’t the first to propose an Oedipal dimension for Swan Lake .
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 25, 2006


Ballet birds

It’s been a decade since Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake burst into the public consciousness, transforming the familiar image of the ballet swan, with her crown of feathers and undulating arms, into a feral, malevolent male bird surrounded by his fearsome
Matthew Bourne’s swans fly in  
By IRIS FANGER  |  April 13, 2006

Spring boards

As the winter wind makes fast tracks, it leaves a burgeoning crop of ancient masterpieces, world premieres, farces, and musicals to blossom come April.
From baseball to Shakespeare to male swans
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 10, 2006

Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006

Christmas packages

Some of us cringe at the very word Nutcracker , but there are alternatives — and even the Real Thing comes in many flavors.
Nutcrackers and other holiday treats
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 09, 2006