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Published: November 17, 2017
Category: review

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes: Piggyback Ride to Nowhere New

By Rachel Straus

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 classic film The Red Shoes was a surprise hit with audiences because of its sheer style: a technicolor phantasmagoria of blood reds and oceanic blues that distilled on and off-stage visions of a dance company, modeled after the The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1937-1968). Perhaps []