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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Photos of a Sleeping Beauty Like No Other

British choreographer Matthew Bourne has created a Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that drips with candle wax and vampire blood, and opens its eyes to modern times. Learn about the plot and see photos from the daring ballet production.

Apr 23rd, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Aurora's 100-Year Slumber in Sleeping Beauty

Princess Aurora's 100-year slumber becomes restless as it nears the end of its spell. The ensemble sequence features Hannah Vassallo as Aurora and Dominic North as the modern-day Leo.

Apr 21st, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Rose Adagio Duet from Sleeping Beauty

This playful, romantic duet set to Tchaikovsky's Rose Adagio is a dance between Princess Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) and the gardener Leo (Dominic North).

Apr 17th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Casting a Curse

The dark fairy Carabosse takes revenge on the King and Queen by casting a curse upon their baby Aurora.

Apr 16th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - The Fairies Dance for Aurora

By the light of the full moon and candlesticks, six good fairies slip into the sleeping baby Aurora's room. The baby awakes unfrightened and the fairies dance for her.

Apr 15th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Preview the Ballet

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet, about a young woman who endures a decades-long slumber, is given a Gothic spin by choreographer Matthew Bourne, with fairies, vampires and decadent opulence.

Apr 14th, 2014 | Comments

GP at The Met: Falstaff - Falstaff in Photos: A Feast for the Eyes

Opera director Robert Carsen’s production of Falstaff is a special one you won’t want to miss, with vivid costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel and a setting in 1950s England that winks at the eras of Shakespeare and Verdi. See beguiling photos by Met Opera photographer Ken Howard.

Apr 10th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch the Film

Great Performances presents a look at the British Invasion fifty years after the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit the American shores.

Apr 9th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch Excerpt: Dave Clark's Genius at Mastering the Music Business

Dave Clark was not only a musician, but a manager within The Dave Clark Five. By owning all the early masters to the band's music, Clark avoided the legal rights battles that musicians such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elton John would all face over their own music.

Apr 8th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch Excerpt: A Signature Drum Sound

Drummer Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen and guitarist Steven Van Zandt describe Dave Clark's signature drum style and the influence it had on the Dave Clark Five's records and Weinberg's own drumming.

Apr 7th, 2014 | Comments
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