Description: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at the Ahmanson Theatre
“Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set & costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting) will create an exciting reimagining of the classic New Adventures production.
Thrilling, audacious, witty, and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down, and took the dance world by storm.
Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys® on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.”
Eats and Treats: The music center has newely rennovated their plaza space and has several options to enjoy before the show. Click here for full options.
- Abernethy’s: features emerging chefs and their chosen menu items changing ever 3-4 months
- Go Get Em Tiger: Causal order, grab and go coffee, Pastries and More Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. // Performance days: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
See Menu Here. Try the orange date cake (vegan, gluten-free)
- Cocina Roja: Casual order, grab and go Mexican al fresco taqueria. Open for service two hours prior to all evening performances
Menu has gluten free options.
- Upstage Burger: Casual order, grab and go dining burgers and more
Coat: White House Black Market Faux Fur Persian Coat. I found this coat at the after Christmas sale last year where the price was reduced over a sale price to make this coat an excellent investment to wear for years to come.
Dress: Parker White Theater Dress, Parker Black Theater Dress. Square, matte sequins dot the bodice and line the skirt of this fit and flare dress. V-neck with a banded, open back; structured, tulle skirt with a flared finish. I bought this dress off Amazon for a great price on a highly reduced sale. I originally saw the dress online but then waited to see if it would be sold later after all the holidays. You can find this dress being sold by resellers like eBay.
Necklace: Francesca’s Shanell Polished Disc Lariat
For a more traditional performance of Swan Lake go see the Festival Ballet Theatre Swan Lake at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s elegantly moving score, Swan Lake is the story of young Prince Seigfried and Odette, the Swan Queen, a young girl doomed to be a swan by day and a woman by night. Swan Lake’s spectacular beauty, power and grace reminds us all of the transformative power of love. This beloved classical ballet is choreographed by Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and features world renowned guest artists in the lead roles.
Below are beautifual black and white options to wear to the ballet, theatre or event inspired by Swan Lake. Be inspired to wear black or white for your New Year’s celebrations.