I admit it. I like modern ballet.
I LOVE Matthew Bourne productions. His most recent is no exception.
Now showing at Sadler’s Wells, the classic tale of Dorian Grey has been given a modern day meedja twist, turning it into a social comment on vanity and the trappings of celebrity culture.
Many of the reviews have slated the music but, hey I liked it. With a small amount of classical thrown in for good measure (from Romeo & Juliet no less), the electro-tinged score is both unsettling and achingly cool and with a minimal, black and white, constantly revolving and changing set, a cast full of beautiful people and a storyline based on modelling, photography and modern culture tied into the fascination of celebrity.
I can sum up Dorian Grey as this; if the media industry made a ballet, this would be it.
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