Bourne To Do “Red Shoes” Ballet

Matthew Bourne is bringing a ballet version of the beloved film “The Red Shoes” to the stage. The award-winning English choreographer is renowned for his contemporary reworkings of classics, memorably casting an all-male ensemble for his 1995 “Swan Lake.” “The Red Shoes” ballet has been long a-bourning. The original 1948 movie follows talented ballerina Victoria Page as she rises to become the principal dancer in a new ballet based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Red Shoes,” about a young woman bewitched by a pair of red shoes. Soon enough, Victoria finds that her life begins mirroring the tragic role she is dancing. Ashley Shaw (pictured), principal dancer for Bourne’s New Adventures company, will take the lead role as Victoria.

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