'Swan Lake' Aims to Make Ripples in Tel Aviv

Matthew Bourne’s version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet is a witty encounter between the classic work and issues of contemporary society.

Of the few ballets in the traditional classical repertoire, even fewer have become classics in their contemporary versions as well. One of these is Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake,” which shares with the traditional version Tchaikovsky’s music and the theme of yearning for a love that must be fought for.