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Greenlit: Matthew Bourne Christmas Special, Channel 4

Matthew Bourne Christmas Special w/t (1 x 60′) – Documentary celebrating the work of Matthew Bourne, one of the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer / directors.

For 25 years, Matthew Bourne has been setting theatres and audiences around the world alight with his adaptations of some of the world’s best-known and loved ballets and operas. From Bizet’s Carmen, imaginatively reset as a dance piece in an American garage, to the dazzling, award-winning Swan Lake, he has a string of critically-acclaimed hit shows that continue to tour worldwide.

Conceived by Bourne himself and directed by his long standing film collaborator and award-winning dance film director Ross MacGibbon, the piece will bring together graphics, animation, and 360 studio shooting to realise a distinctive new way of presenting dance on screen.

For those who know Bourne’s stage work there will be a chance to spot extracts from many of his biggest hits but for audiences less familiar with his ballets this will simply be a journey through a series of magical worlds where stories are told through dance

Channel: Channel 4

Producer: Leopard Films

TX: Christmas 2011

Source: Channel 4 Press Office

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