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Season 39, Episode 5 The Little Mermaid From San Francisco Ballet

First Aired: December 16, 2011

The San Francisco Ballet performs an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid," starring Yuan Yuan Tan in the title role. Choreographed by the Hamburg Ballet's John Neumeier, who also designed the sets, costumes and lighting.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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