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Matthew Bourne's Christmas

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Matthew Bourne's Christmas

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 The Car Man - 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.

This modern, sexy and risque Christmas ballet film, conceived by Matthew Bourne, which combines projections, animation and an intimate shooting style to produce a distinctive new way of presenting dance on screen., conceived by Bourne, celebrates his power to imaginatively transform ballet, taking dance and dancers off the stage into the studio, bringing together projections, animation and an intimate shooting style to produce a distinctive new way of presenting dance on screen.

Those who know Bourne's stage work can spot extracts from many of his biggest hits, but for audiences less familiar with his work this is simply a journey through a series of magical worlds where stories are told through dance.

Matthew Bourne's Christmas synopsis

Christmas ballet film combining projections, animation and an intimate shooting style to produce a distinctive new way of presenting dance on screen

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