While dance is the visionary director-choreographer’s weapon of choice, it’s a means of expressing a grander narrative. Bourne’s genius is in his ability to lure audiences to said medium and make wordless stories leap from the stage. In Swan Lake he not only updates the overall aesthetic with brazen eroticism, he revamps the story to heightened emotional impact.

Marc Wheeler is an arts reviewer with a varied background in theater, dance, music, theme park haunts, film, and television. His writing has been featured in Stage and Cinema and Gia On The Move. Marc studied media in Oxford, England, where he also worked for the Oxford Playhouse. He received his B.A. in Communications from Waldorf College in Forest City, IA.