Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 13 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, October 14 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15 at 1:30pm
“Matthew Bourne works his magic… blissful!”–The Daily Telegraph (London)
A beloved fairy tale and an Academy Award–winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its story of obsession, possession, and one young woman’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambition becomes a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: impresario Boris Lermontov who brings her fame, and composer Julian Craster who wins her heart.
Matthew Bourne, the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director (Swan Lake), brings his magical new adaptation filled with a stunning combination of 1940s swing, waltz, and ballet.
Matthew Bourne’s production of
The Red Shoes
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
Music by Bernard Herrmann