Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Watch the Ballet's Full Program

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 28th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - The Curse is Broken in Sleeping Beauty

Leo's kiss of true love breaks the curse that has held Princess Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) under its spell. After 100 years of sleep, Aurora discovers Leo (Dominic North) has been transformed in order to have eternal life and reunite with her.

Apr 24th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Interview with Matthew Bourne on Good Storytelling in Ballet

See rehearsal footage for Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beautyand hear how the innovative choreographer approaches creating works for audiences familiar with classic ballets and those who have never seen dance before.

Apr 24th, 2014 | Comments

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 - 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

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014 - About the Concert

This New Year's day concert tradition is the largest worldwide event in classical music. Julie Andrews hosts and Daniel Barenboim conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of Strauss melodies and interludes by the Vienna State Ballet. Vivienne Westwood's ballet costumes add something entirely new to the annual event.

Jan 1st, 2014 | Comments

40th Anniversary Celebration - About the Concert

Julie Andrews, Patti Austin, Michael Bublé, Elīna Garança, Josh Groban, Don Henley, Audra McDonald, Peter Martins, Itzhak Perlman, and David Hyde Pierce pay tribute to television’s longest-running performing arts showcase. The celebration airs Friday, October 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

Sep 17th, 2013 | Comments
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