Inside Story: Lake of fire
Under the stewardship of Matthew Bourne, Tchaikovsky's classic Swan Lake is coming to Dublin for the first time - with several spicy twists. It's ballet, but not as we know it, writes Catherine Murphy.
In the costume department of Sadler's Wells theatre in London hangs a row of feathered pantaloons, lifeless and begging description. We conduct a minor inspection and find lycra cycling shorts beneath a cascade of feathers. They're tiny.
It's difficult to imagine that in two hours' time, these limp-looking costumes will take flight in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. It's almost harder to imagine that they'll be worn by 15 muscular male dancers.
The feathered pantaloons are designer...
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