Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Now Available

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Now AvailableInternationally renown ballet director and choreographer Matthew Bourne brings his unique re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's SLEEPING BEAUTY to the stage in an absorbing and anomalous production now available on DVD.

The official description of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY is as follows: "Sleeping Beauty sees Matthew Bourne and his company, New Adventures, return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer's ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and continued in 1995 with the international hit Swan Lake. Charles Perrault's timeless fairy tale about a young girl cursed to sleep for one hundred years was turned into a legendary ballet by Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa in 1890. Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the christening of Aurora, the story's heroine, at the height of the fin-de-siecle period, when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. Years later, awakening from her century-long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day, a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy tale."

Of note, Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY recently premiered at New York City's City Center.

Additionally, check out my 2012 InDepth InterView with Matthew Bourne for more about the new SLEEPING BEAUTY, available here, as well as a recent Flash Special, available here.

Order Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY on DVD here.


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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.