• Dance Connection 2 - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK
  • Dance Connection 2 - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

DC2: Reflections in Swan Lake (2017)

Friday, 4 August 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 10:00pm

Creative team:

Libretto: David Francis

Composer: James Keane

Director/Choreographer: Rachel Birch-Lawson

Musical Director: James Keane

Rehearsal Director/Associate Choreographer: Khyle Eccles



Knitting together a rich tapestry of music and sound, Dance Connection 2: Reflections in Swan Lake delves into traditional mythology and folklore to unearth the original narratives behind the iconic ballet Swan Lake.

Bringing these stories into the harsh light of the present, choreographer Rachel Birch-Lawson creates a vivid and, at times, risk-ridden world, in which questions of gender and identity are freely explored. Drawing on traditions of storytelling, the show examines how such themes have been approached through the generations, from Swan Lake to Audrey Niffenegger’s Raven Girl. Combining contemporary movement with improvised vocal soundscapes, Reflections in Swan Lake finds a dynamic synergy between movement, music, and text

Performance dates and times

Friday, 4 August 2017 - 7:45pm
Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 3:00pm
Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 7:45pm


By car

There are no turns into St. John St from Pentonville, City and Goswell Roads. The easiest route is from Pentonville Road into the west side of Claremont Square and down Amwell Street.

By bus

Numbers 19, 38 and 341 travel from the West End to the theatre's own bus stop. Many buses travel from Waterloo, Liverpool Street, Euston and Kings Cross stations to the Angel.

By train

Angel (Northern Line City Branch) is a 250-metre walk from Sadler's Wells. Trains run every few minutes northbound to Kings Cross and Euston, and southbound to Bank and London Bridge.

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