Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time.

New Adventures and Illuminations present The Red Shoes. A two-time Olivier Award-winning show directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis, and projection from Duncan McLean.

“Enthralling. Richly satisfying.” — The Guardian

Viewing Details: This film is available for a 7-day unlock period from May 14 – 20, 2021

Co-Presenter: San Francisco Ballet

Feature Short

The Air Before Me
(United States, 2021) 5:30
Director: Shaun Clarke
Choreographer: Helen Pickett

Featuring Boston Ballet principal dancer John Lam. The Air Before Me connects ethereal space and light with human agency in a continual affirmation of the present’s power.


May 14–May 20, 2021

Ticket Price: $14.99

Available for viewing in Northern CA only

Film Director: Ross MacGibbon

Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne

(United Kingdom, 2020) 97 minutes

Live Performance Capture

Presentation Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey, The Red Shoes