Since Bourne hatched his ''dansical" (with no dancing en pointe and nary a tutu in sight, it's hardly a ballet), ''Swan Lake" has been showered with just about every theatrical award on the planet -- Britain's Olivier Award and Broadway's Tony chief among them. And from the start it was clear that Bourne's vision had tapped into a new metaphor for love that made the classic fresh; it was drawing crowds again in Britain, New York, and eventually Europe and Tokyo, on the 100th anniversary of its first success. Even the queen, a prime target of its satire, saw it and later bestowed upon Bourne an Order of the British Empire.
Yes, next week starts the all male "Swan Lake" and I must say it sounds and looks to be a hit (ok, it's critically acclaimed). Of course it has been playing everywhere for 10 years but this is the first time it is in Boston for one week only.