It’s often summed up in two words—male swans—but Matthew Bourne’s megahit of 1995 is one of the most persuasive rethinks (and updates) of a classic ballet ever. This Swan Lake is giddy dance theater, with staging so inventive even the sets seem alive and dancing. The production has been refreshed for its return tour. —L.J.
Travels to: Xi’an Concert Hall, China (September 13–15, 2019); LG Arts Center, Seoul (October 9–20, 2019); Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles (December 3, 2019 – January 5, 2020); Kennedy Center, Washington, (January 21–26, 2020); and New York City Center (January 30 – February 9, 2020).