King of the Power Kick

Seven years ago the stage was set for the premiere of Birdbrain, choreographer Garry Stewart's first work for Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide. The new artistic director had opted for a contemporary version of Swan Lake, and when a video screen on stage displayed the word begin, nothing could have prepared the audience for the dance explosion that ensued as the worlds of ballet and techno music collided. Stewart's dancers deconstructed the story of Prince Siegfried and his dying swan Odette in T shirts wittily printed with words such as doom, lust, sieg and fried. But more...

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