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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 more about his bold re-imagining of the Tchaikovsky ballet and enjoy this photo gallery that captures the drama of the production, premiering Friday, April 25 at 9 pm […]

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, who has waited for the curse to end for 100 years. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, the award-winning ballet production, airs on Great Performances, Friday, April 25 […]

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Rose Adagio Duet from Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne choreographs Tchaikovsky’s Rose Adagio as a playful, romantic duet between Princess Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) and the gardener Leo (Dominic North). Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, the award-winning ballet production, airs on Great Performances, Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings).

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Casting a Curse

The dark fairy Carabosse (Adam Maskell) enters the room of baby Aurora to cast a curse upon her. Aurora’s parents, a king and queen, had desperately wanted a child and had sought Carabosse’s help. But after Aurora’s arrival, her father never showed his gratitude to Carabosse. For this, the dark fairy takes her revenge, leaving […]

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

The Fairies Dance for Aurora

The year is 1890. 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. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, the award-winning ballet production, airs on Great Performances, Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings).

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

About the Film

Fifty years after the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit the American shores, Great Performances presents a look at the British Invasion in The Dave Clark Five and Beyond—Glad All Over, a two-hour special airing Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8-10 p.m. ET and on Friday, April 11 at 10 p.m. – midnight on PBS (check local […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

Dave Clark’s Mastery of the Music Business

Elton John calls Dave Clark “one of the giants of the music business.” That status began with decisions Clark made in the early days of The Dave Clark Five, when he also served as the band’s manager. Ozzy Osbourne says Clark was “light years ahead of anyone else” when the young musician made sure to […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

A Signature Drum Sound

“You could always tell Dave Clark’s drumming by his signature snare drum sound,” says Max Weinberg, the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and the band leader of”The Max Weinberg 7″ on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. “The build on the tom and the […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five

From magazine headlines touting “Beatles vs. Dave Clark Five” to school girls debating who were better-looking, The Dave Clark Five and The Beatles were made out to be rivals by both the media and music enthusiasts, but the bands never saw themselves as such. Watch film excerpt The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five “We […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

10 Famous Fans of the Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five’s wide range of fans include diverse music legends, film stars and celebrities you wouldn’t expect to find at the same record-playing party. Here’s a tease of what these legends have to say about The Dave Clark Five in exclusive interviews in The Dave Clark Five and Beyond – Glad All Over, […]