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Season 41, Episode 18 Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

First Aired: April 25, 2014

Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" ballet, about a young woman (Hannah Vassallo) who endures a decades-long slumber, is given a Gothic spin by choreographer Matthew Bourne, who also starts the story in 1890 and has it span the 20th century.

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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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