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GREAT PERFORMANCES: "SLEEPING BEAUTY"
April 25, 2014  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET

 

Choreographer Matthew Bourne goes somewhere between fairy-tale cyberpunk and gauzy Gothic in his reinvention of the Tchaikovsky ballet, set here in 1890 and subtitled, lest anyone miss the point, “A Gothic Romance.” The chosen year isn’t accidental: That’s the year of the original ballet’s first performance. And that’s only the starting point, for a story that embraces several eras as the heroine, Aurora, slumbers and awakens. Check local listings.

 
 
 
 
 
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