Matthew Bourne

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: so much strength and grace oozes from the men’s silken feathers that it ups the ante for everyone else on stage. Photograph: Johan Persson

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Like an Oscar-winning movie, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake continually offers new insi(...)

Adam Gracia will launch PERFORM, Ireland’s first performing arts festival which runs from 15th-17th February 2019 in the RDS.
Adam Garcia: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Noam Chomsky’s How the World Works. He’s amazing, I’m obsessed with him. It’s quite extraordinary to hear his take(...)

Upending convention: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

The choreographer’s business acumen and exceptional talent have propelled his work on to stages worldwide since his Swan Lake first took dance-love(...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in action. Photograph: Zoran Jelenic

Hanging out with members of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male comedy ballet company, presents dichotomies at every turn. Onstage they(...)

Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’ with the English National Ballet

Not a single white tutu or flowery headdress appears in Akram Khan’s Giselle, and dismissing these conventions helps melt away some common perceptions(...)

Stephanie Dufresne stars in ‘The Red Shoes’. Photograph: Nick-Dastoor

The Red Shoes Gate Theatre, Dublin. 7.30pm (Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Ends Jan 27) €25-€40 What is so entrancing about Hans Christian(...)

Pianist Matthew Bourne was part of the Radioland ensemble who re-evaluated and reworked Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity album last year. His latest p(...)

In terms of their back catalogue, Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity is often overlooked in favour of the albums that came before (Autobahn) and after (Tr(...)

Zizi Strallen as the eponymous nanny in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s lavish new production of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It took years of negotiation for PL Travers to agree to a film adaptation of her best-selli(...)

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is a contemporary telling. Photograph: Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne doesn’t miss dancing. He might be a renowned English choreographer and director, but dancing on stage is no longer his bag. “I was alw(...)

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