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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures has announced A Festival of Classics as part of its Reel Adventures online programme of entertainment.
Bringing the adventures into audiences' own homes, the festival will include a series of Broadcast Premieres on Sky TV and rare screenings of some of Matthew Bourne's most iconic productions.
On Sunday 19 April at 8pm, Sky Arts will screen the Broadcast Premiere of the legendary Swan Lake which was recently updated for a new generation and filmed live at Sadler's Wells during its 2018/19 tour.
Bourne's latest hit production, Romeo and Juliet , will screen a week later on Sunday 26 April at 8pm; while multi award-winning dance thriller The Car Man - filmed live at Sadlers Wells in 2015, completes the festival with a screening on Sunday 3 May at 8pm.
In addition to the screenings, New Adventures will offer a different activity for every day of the week. These will include Motivational Mondays, Tune in Tuesdays, Pro Wednesdays, Vintage Adventures, Feature Fridays, Workshop Weekends and Sunday Sessions. The programme includes a live company class once a week – led by New Adventures artists and open to everyone, creative tasks for children, live Q&As, as well as access to behind the scenes footage and rarely seen treasures from New Adventures archive, curated and introduced by Matthew Bourne. For full details please visit www.new-adventures.net
Matthew Bourne said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our dedicated community of friends and followers. It’s important, now more than ever, that we stay connected with each other whilst we navigate what is an incredibly challenging time for us all. We have always endeavoured to bring our productions to a wider audience through collaborations with Sky Arts and More2Screen. At a time when none of us are able to enjoy a live performance at our local theatre we’re delighted to be able to reach audiences through their TV. Huge thanks go to Sky Arts and all those involved in creating these films for making this possible at such short notice.”
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