Last year he created a rethought Swan Lake for Scottish Ballet, and the BBC followed him and his two principals through the rehearsal process in this beautiful film, just released:
You can also see a whole rehearsal of the White Swan pas de deux here:
and the choreographer talking about his inspiration here:
When I'm programming my Tours en l'air season I always keep an eye out for his ballets (he's resident choreographer at Dutch National Ballet, so Amsterdam is a likely spot to see his work). If you see the name "Dawson" tacked on to a ballet title in the Tours en l'air schedule, be sure to give some extra thought to that trip!
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