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ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2006
THE wonderful photo by Myung J. Chun of the lead dancers in "Edward Scissorhands," Sam Archer and Richard Winsor, is surely the most beautiful thing we'll see all week, regardless of where we look in the paper or elsewhere ["A Sharp Pair of Scissors," by Diane Haithman, Dec. 19]. I'm sure I speak for thousands in telling you we appreciate the L.A. Times photographers. Viewing their work every day is definitely one of the finer things in life. CHERIE ROUSE Loma Linda
NEWS
December 7, 2006
Fed up with "Nutcracker" sweets? Try an imaginative gothic alternative. Based on the 1990 Tim Burton film, Matthew Bourne's "Edward Scissorhands" blends romance, fantasy and social satire in a full-evening dance drama about a boy who's a little too different to fit easily into suburbia. With Sam Archer and Richard Winsor alternating in the demanding title role, the award-winning production comes to the Ahmanson Theatre for a three-week run. "Edward Scissorhands," Ahmanson Theatre, L.A.
NEWS
December 9, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
CREATED for England's Opera North in 1992 as "The Nutcracker," but revised and retitled a decade later, choreographer Matthew Bourne's "Nutcracker!" wants to be a satiric look at what the have-not children of this world see as the big lie of Christmas cheer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2006 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
CHOREOGRAPHER Matthew Bourne is best known for flipping his sources: taking a ballet, an opera, a feature film and switching period, location, character-gender until it yields a powerful, newly engaging dance drama. But Tim Burton's 1990 film "Edward Scissorhands" seemed to need no radical reinterpretation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Rigid class structures and the fantasies they inspire make for potent melodrama and equally exciting movement theater. From August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" to Jean Genet's "The Maids," intense parables of forbidden love and social revolt have not only become stage classics but also staples of the international ballet repertory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2006 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
YOU have to hand it to Richard Winsor, 24 and Sam Archer, 25, the two English dancers who alternate in the title role in Matthew Bourne's "Edward Scissorhands." In the dance-theater re-imagination of Tim Burton's 1990 film "Edward Scissorhands" -- which starred Johnny Depp as Edward -- the two men somehow manage to make dancing with a collection of unwieldy scissor blades standing in for the five fingers of each hand look easy.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2006 | Karen Wada, Special to The Times
LEZ BROTHERSTON loves a challenge. That's one reason he's the perfect match for Matthew Bourne, the choreographer-provcateur whose wide-ranging imagination might daunt a less creative collaborator. Bourne has become a pop icon famous for spinning fresh tales out of well-trodden classics.
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