Matthew Bourne talks Deptford days


Famous dance alumnus and head of New Adventures, Matthew Bourne, talks to Victoria Purcell at The Guide Resident magazine about his early days at Trinity Laban.

"Most people, when they hear the name Matthew Bourne, probably think of Swan Lake – those moody, male swans stomping all over any expectations of delicate female dancers en pointe. But my mind always steals away to Deptford, a place better known for its gritty streets than tutus. But this is where Bourne’s dreams became a reality, for he is a Trinity Laban alumnus. Despite a complete lack of dance training, the man who is now the UK’s leading name in contemporary dance-theatre, won a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 1982 to study Dance Theatre and Choreography.

"Fast forward some 30 years and I’m at Sadler’s Well’s talking to him about his latest touring production, The Car Man – one of a string of award-winning productions he has launched during his much-lauded career. But more on that later; I’m after the dirt on Deptford."

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