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The Red Shoes

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

about production

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Matthew Bourne's magical new adaptation of the legendary Powell and Pressburger film reunites the team who brought you New Adventure's world-wide hit, Sleeping Beauty, with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).

This world premiere is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davis using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Hermann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese), whose work ranges from the witty and playfully robust to the achingly romantic and bittersweet, and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.


dates

Los Angeles, Ahmason Theater
15 September - 1 October 2017
www.centertheatregroup.org

Washington, The Kennedy Center
10 - 15 October 2017
www.kennedy-center.org

Charlotte, Blumenthal Performing Arts
17 - 22 October 2017
www.blumenthalarts.org

New York, City Center
25 October - 5 November 2017
www.nycitycenter.org

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