The Jewish mother has somewhat become a stereotype in
entertainment. The portrayal of the overbearing matriarch, who
steadfastly drills in to her offspring the crucial importance of
retaining the Jewish tradition, has been widely represented in
literature, film and theatre.
Swan Lake is a bold, dynamic and clever interpretation. Bourne throws in elements of jazz, modern dance, Latin (including an energetic paso doble set to Tchaikovsky’s Spanish Dance) as well as ballroom and folk.
Nothing quite adds a sense of reality to a “night in the woods” like a
diegetic thrum of real cicadas. At one point a chorus of kookaburras
struck up, as if perfectly on cue to provide a fanfare for Titania’s