Indrani Roy Misra and Katy Roy - regular guests at Ranan events and screenings at repertory sessions - on the Ranan Repertory session where we watched Matthew Bourne's version of Swan Lake at Ranan, 27 October 2010, preceded by a brief discussion on ballet in general and Bourne's work in that context.
"It’s the other face of a swan. It’s another face of ballet. A tale yes, but without the ‘fairy story’. It is down to earth. Downright beautiful and unforgettable. Mathew Bourne has turned the story of Swan Lake on its head without losing either the balance or the magic."
[Indrani Roy Misra]
"Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. What? Really? You mean the one with the all male swans? Seriously? I read about it somewhere in the last century and was intrigued. Then I watched the film Billy Eliot ; the brief glimpse right at the end of The Swan, leaping on to the stage to Tchaikovsky’s familiar music – how exciting, how I would love to see this."
[Katy Lai Roy]