06 January, 2006

Edward Scissorhands

I finally saw Matthew Bourne's "Edward Scissorhands" at Sadler's Wells on Wednesday night. I loved his version of "Swan Lake" so much that I've seen it on 4 separate occasions.

His new show, however, was a complete and utter disappointment for me. Matthew Bourne seems to have lost his ability to choreograph anything worth watching (or anything actually, as the first half had very little actual dance in it!) and in my opinion, the dancing was sloppy.

It wasn't all bad, the sets were amazing and costumes impressive - so visually it worked. But all I kept thinking was: Christmas Pantomime.

It felt like dance that had been dumbed down to make it more accessible for the masses. And after Bourne's most glorious vision for "Swan Lake", "Scissorhands" just felt sad.

16 comments:

Anhoni Patel said...

You know what they say about musicals Ziggy...first come the gays, then come the masses.

You should have seen it sooner.

ps. still recovering from that little photo you posted yesterday. yuck.

ziggystardust73 said...

Anhoni, it wasn't a musical! It was a piece of contemporary dance. But done for a 'popular' audience, damn it.

re. the photo - blame Nick from Shangri-La for that one. All his fault. I had nothing to do with it (apart from posting it on my blog).

Anhoni Patel said...

Musicals, plays, dance, whatever. The ARTS. All of the freakin ARTS.

Anhoni Patel said...

And who even thought of that idea? An Edwards Sccissorhands modern dance piece. ???

What was Bournee thinking? I think he was high when he came up with that one. Oh yes.

ziggystardust73 said...

what are you still doing up, anyway, young lady!?! :-)

And perhaps Bourne was high. I'm sure Tim Burton was when he came up with the concept!

Anhoni Patel said...

I was...uh..."working"...

Bluez628 said...

I'm glad you moved on from that last post. I was gonna hurl again.

angel, jr. said...

I haven't seen either. But thanks for the heads up.

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The Dangerous Man said...

Hmmm, I agree with Anhoni's first comment on this one, and its quite funny too.
I do actually love the theatre, musical or not.

Seems like you are a bit of a buff on the old theatre scene Mister.
I'm jelous, you cosmopolitan you.

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DaBich said...

I;m with you Bluez, ::hurl::

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