'BOURNONVILLE TODAY' is a tribute to the magnificent ballets of August Bournonville (1805-1879). The film gives an in-depth look at a unique cultural heritage that has been passed on through generations, since the Romantic era.
The audience in the upper crust concert venue KKL at the Lucerne Festival must have felt bemused: after singing classical Mozart arias, blonde soprano Barbara Hannigan returns to the stage in a Dominatrix costume, black wig and PVC boots and proceeds to sing AND conduct György Ligetis „Mysteries of the Macabre“.
The audience celebrates Barbara Hannigan`s disturbing performance with standing ovations. Critics are struggling to describe her captivating impact. The film „I`m a creative animal“ follows her backstage in an attempt to reveal the secret behind this wild, fearless and remarkably versatile woman.