First seen in 2000, when it won the evening standard award for musical event of the year, it has proved to be a smashhit in the uk and around the world. About us the company matthew bourne the dancers shop support us. Matthew bourne s new adventures at the sadlers wells. It is a delightful, dangerous and uncompromising vision of smalltown america.
Locked in a loveless marriage to an older man, she falls for the stranger and a dastardly plot is hatched. The lust for wealth is explored in matthew bourne s acclaimed dance piece, the car man, that uses the passionate score of. Matthew bourne returns to his roots in early adventures, a program of hit pieces that launched the career of britains favorite choreographer and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that his company new adventures brought to swan lake, the car man, edward scissorhands and sleeping beauty. Fasten your seat beltsthe car man is back matthew bourne s internationally acclaimed dance thriller was first seen in 2000, winning the evening standard award for musical event of the year the car man is loosely based on bizets popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in new adventures repertory. Matthew bourne should so specify so that dynamic performances such as the car man are not chopped to smithereens. Matthew bournes the car man bristol hippodrome atg. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. We very much enjoyed all the previous shows and were disappointed with this one, the story had been skewed with too much blood and the aggression was raw. Shows full list of new adventures productions behind the scenes wall of fame venues sign up to our mailing list. Matthew bourne, was born in hackney, london he went to william fitt and sir george monoux school in walthamstow, london.
Matthew bourne s the car man the familiar 19th century spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garagediner in 1960s america where the dreams and passions of a. A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer matthew bourne and his dance company new adventures, the car man is loosely based on bizets popular opera carmen and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by terry. High marks for the performance, very low marks for the editing make for an average rating. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Alan vincent, saranne curtin, will kemp, etta murfitt, scott ambler, vicky evans, arthur pita, valentina formenti. Loosely based on bizets opera carmen, the car man is set in a greasy garagediner in 1960s america where. The car man midway through the wildly overextended and vulgar exercize in kitsch that is matthew bourne s the car man, your eyes become increasingly drawn to a pleadingeyed young man in a white.
Matthew bournes the car man, sadlers wells, london, uk. New adventures works closely with teachers to enliven the curriculum and get the best outcomes for young people studying dance and the performing arts. The internationally acclaimed awardwinning dance thriller, loosely based on bizets opera, tells the dramatic story of a small town in 1960s america. Matthew bourne s the car man, first staged in 2000, is a dance show with abundant influences. Set amongst the italianamerican community in a small town in 1960s america, matthew bourne s the car man reimagines bizets most popular opera, carmen, in a more contemporary setting. Matthew bournes the car man, sadlers wells the arts desk. Matthew bournes early adventures at the wallis love. Recorded dance a sensational dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer matthew bourne and his dance company new adventures, the car man is loosely based on bizets popular opera carmen and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by terry davies. Pauls ordway center, is a mishmash by design, with allusions to martha. Matthew bourne s the car man is one of modern dances most thrilling and entertaining shows and has been a smashhit in the uk and around the world.
From the ages of 14 to 16 he was an avid autograph hunter, attending most west end opening nights and. Matthew bourne bbc 4 documentary, presented by david benedict 2002. The car man matthew bourne s latest piece, which begins its first u. Matthew bournes the car man dvd illuminations media. Rehearsing the car man, my radical reinvention of the carmen story. In the car man, he also combines classical with modern, specifically bizets carmen and forties film noir classic, the postman always rings twice. Wonderful dancing as ever but overall not to my taste.
Luca tim hodges is a drifter, whose charisma immediately draws the attention of lana zizi strallen, the wife of dino, lucas boss. Hope for freedom, prosperity and success has underpinned american culture, capitalism and consumerism. Matthew bourne the car man prologo prima parte duration. British choreographer matthew bourne revisited the. But its not quite a straightfoward plot either, twisty enough to be exciting and morally ambiguous enough to. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle. Personally, i will watch anything that matthew bourne has choreographed as he is superb and the dancers are fabulous. Ive arrived to watch them prepare the revival after some eight years of the car man, bournes radical reinvention of the carmen story. It has suggested choreography tasks that helped my students develop some really good group choreographies. Vincent, who once told me how he did shifts on building sites between dance jobs, returns as the husband, nick. Matthew bourne s success in this work and others rests on his ability to make dance theatre appeal to fans of each of these genres. Full frontal nudity, a bisexual stranger and a lot of blood and sweat just about sums up matthew bourne s awardwinning contemporary ballet the car man.
The opening of matthew bourne s the car man is more like the opening of a film than what you would usually expect from a visit to the ballet. Although it is believed to be a modern remake of bizets famous opera carmen, the plot of bourne s the car man. Take a look at matthew bourne s internationally acclaimed dance thriller the car man. In harmony the characters known as dino the owner of dinos diner and garage, his wife lana, her sister rita, angelo, and luca the drifter perform a dance sensation evolving around a small town filled with passion, violence and betrayal. The car man is one of modern dance s most thrilling and entertaining shows, and a signature production for matthew bourne s company new adventures. Matthew bourne s the car man is a dance production by british choreographer matthew bourne. Loosely based on bizets carmen, the familiar spanish cigarette factory of the opera is replaced with a greasy garagediner in 1960s midwest usa. The car man is one of modern dances most thrilling and entertaining shows and a signature production for matthew bournes company new adventures. In the matthew bourne dance drama the car man, the set takes place in the small town called harmony around the 1960s. The official dvdbluray trailer for matthew bourne s the car man currently out now and available to purchase at shop. Matthew bourne s the car man 2015 1h 38min march 2016 uk the action takes place in the 1960s over a period of nine months in a small italian american community in the fictional midwestern town of harmony, usa.
Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Matthew bourne says his young dancers quite liked the raunchy aspect of the car man. Matthew bourne takes a classic ballet and gives it his own special twist so dont expect the traditional performance although the music is the same. Matthew bournes the car man is a dance production by british choreographer matthew bourne.
Matthew bourne s the car man opens at sadlers wells. Bourne s car man explores a seething cauldron of sex, subjugation and violence with little attempt at subtlety. An autoerotic thriller was originally broadcast on u. Matthew bourne new adventures the car man london, sadlers wells 17 july 2015 gallery of pictures by foteini christofilopoulou. Matthew bourne s awardwinning dance thriller the car man is wowing london audiences at sadler wells. Lez brotherstons epic design, chris daveys evocative lighting and matthew bourne s vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a dangerous and uncompromising vision of smalltown america. Isotach by matthew bourne free listening on soundcloud. Having seen several of matthew bourne s modern dance productions the car man is different again. Matthew bourne shows including romeo and juliet, swan lake and the car man will be screened on sky arts as part of a digital programme from his company new adventures. Matthew bourne is a named choreographer in a number of uk national performing arts examinations, including at btec and a level. Review of matthew bournes the car man at new wimbledon. Introduction to the car man a plot synopsis music by terry davies and rodion shchedrins carmen suite after bizets carmen sound by paul groothuis lighting by chris davey designed by lez brotherston directed and choreographed by matthew bourne the car man is a dance in two acts, set in a fictional midwest italianamerican town called harmony.481 29 503 1456 661 186 846 975 254 200 1432 1379 1222 963 804 517 1271 1394 764 93 1593 945 408 329 757 1642 244 609 313 591 299 186 777 902 1196 1469 1196 799 478 991 1498 77 16