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Matthew Borne’s Edward Scissorhands

I have been a huge fan of Matthew Borne and his ballet company New Adventures since I saw their production of Sleeping Beauty on tour in 2013. His award winning productions usually lean toward the avant-garde, such as a gender swap production of Swan Lake.

In Borne’s ballet version of Edward Scissorhands, he keeps Danny Elfman’s original score, and preserves the film’s pinnacle scene where Edward creates snow by scraping an ice sculpture for Kim. I especially love how Edward’s twitchy hand motions are carried over in the choreography.

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  1. Graci says

    Lovely! The ending was unexpected. I thought a lifting without two hands would be, but the kiss is the sweetest.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this – it’s heartbreakingly beautiful! I loved the movie, now I’m going to have to see if I can find the whole ballet program on YouTube or somewhere… Thank you so much for sharing this!

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