LAKE PLACID - Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake" will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts in high definition and surround sound.
This production, perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, was filmed at Sadler's Wells, London in 2011 with a cast that includes the Richard Winsor as the lead swan/stranger, Dominic North as the prince and Nina Goldman as the queen.
When it premiered at Sadler's Wells in 1995, Bourne's re-interpretation of one of ballet's classic stories turned tradition upside down. With more than 30 international theatre awards, including three Tonys and an Olivier, "Swan Lake" is the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway.
Richard Winsor and the male ensemble
(Photo — Bill Cooper)
"I'm delighted that by using the technology now available we've created a superb new version of this hugely popular production that immediately engages the audience, pulling them into the action on stage and giving them instant involvement with the characters," Bourne said. "Screening in cinemas will take Swan Lake to the far reaches of the globe which is an incredibly exciting prospect in this 25th anniversary year of our dance company, New Adventures."
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students.
For tickets, call 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.