Northern Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake and Mixed Bill
- Allan Radcliffe
- 5 March 2009
It may be the world’s most popular ballet in its traditional form, but Swan Lake can withstand a fair bit of manipulation. David Nixon’s innovative version takes place in New England during the early 20th century, where a wealthy college boy and his pals find themselves thrown into a coming-of-age tragedy. Later in the week, Northern Ballet Theatre dishes up an impressive Mixed Bill showcasing its ability to switch from classical to contemporary in the flick of a pointe shoe.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tue 17–Sat 21 Mar (not Fri).