The beautifully presented boxset showcases the very best of New Adventures’ award-winning dance performances and celebrates 30 years of choreographer Matthew Bourne’s thrilling and evocative reinterpretations of classic, much-loved tales.
Bourne’s trademark storytelling is coupled with designer Lez Brotherston’s magnificent sets and costumes, and dazzling performances are accompanied by music played by the New Adventures Orchestra.
Captured on film at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, each show reflects the exhilarating sense of interaction in live performance between the audience and dancers on stage, exquisitely adapted for the screen.
The Car Man (2017 . 115 mins . Sky Arts)
Exciting and entertaining, Bizet’s Carmen is reinvented as a delightful and dangerous vision of small-town America.
Cinderella (2018 . 130 mins . BBC)
Set in war-torn London, this is a heart-stopping fairy tale of love and loss during the horrors of the Blitz.
Swan Lake (2019 . 162 mins . Sky Arts)
A Witty and emotive re-imagining of a classic ballet featuring a menacing male ensemble of dancers that turned tradition upside down.
Romeo + Juliet (2020 . 121 minutes . Sky Arts)
Bursting with youth and vitality, a timeless love story of repressed emotions and teenage discovery.
The Red Shoes (2020 . 127 mins . BBC)
A triumphant tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.