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Matthew Bourne / Sleeping Beauty - A Gothic Romance (Music By Tchaikovsky) / [Blu-ray]

Notes & Reviews:

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer's ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake. Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the Christening of Aurora, the story's heroine, in the year of the ballets first performance; the height of the Fin de siècle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forward in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long Summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious and wonderful than any Fairy story.

The Spectator
Tchaikovsky's intoxicating music comes magically to life through Bourne's theatrical inventiveness and richly textured choreography.

The Times
Britain's most successful choreographer will blow your mind with his sheer imagination, wit and brio.

Sunday Express
Extraordinary. Fantastic. Dazzling. Masterful.


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