Matthew Bourne Knighted in Queen's New Year's Honours

30 December 2015

We’re delighted to share the news that Matthew Bourne has been knighted in the Queen’s New Years Honours. Read Matthew’s statement here:

“This news has come as a great surprise to me, but I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to be recognised in this way. As Artistic Director of an independent contemporary dance company that started as a group of friends in the late eighties this comes as a very significant recognition of what that company has achieved in the last 28 years. I am particularly proud to be, I believe, the first dance Knight outside of the National Ballet companies and would like to thank all of my colleagues in New Adventures and Re:Bourne, my friends in the wider dance and theatre communities and the loyal audiences throughout the UK, without whom, I would not still be here”

Sir Matthew Bourne OBE

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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