Fifth Curtain Raiser Raises the Roof!

Over the past few weeks 19 male dance students from Walsall College, Birmingham Ormiston Academy, and Stratford-upon-Avon College have been working on creating a dazzling curtain-raiser based around themes from  Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed production of Swan Lake.

Working with one of Matthew Bourne’s Principal Dancers, Dominic North (who will play the role of Ralph in the upcoming production of The Lord of the Flies) and Clare Palethorpe, a freelance dance practitioner, the young dancers and choreographers created a stunning five minute performance piece titled ‘Swans and Princes’ which was watched by over 1,800 people prior to both the matinee and evening  performances of Swan lake, and even by Matthew Bourne himself!

To find out more about the project click here and take a look at some of the fantastic images of the performance in the gallery below…

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