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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty to Feature Original Cast | NY City Center Oct. 23 – Nov. 3, 2013….

September 11, 2013
Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY - Photo by Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY – Photo by Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne stated “I am delighted to announce that we will be bringing the entire original cast with us on this much anticipated tour of the USA. I am passionate about fresh, young dance talent and this company of New Adventures performers represents the finest actor/dancers working in the UK today. It has been my dream for many years to complete this Tchaikovsky trilogy of masterworks, and I couldn’t be more proud to share this particular piece with American audiences, as part of my company’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.”

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, set to the music of Tchaikovsky complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and includes the 1995 international hit Swan Lake.

Mr. Bourne’s has reworked Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty into a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, set across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.

Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY - Photo by Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY – Photo by Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne’s new scenario introduces several characters not seen in Petipa’s famous ballet or Grimm’s fairy tale. The Royal Family is headed by King Benedict and Queen Eleanor. Princess Aurora’s romantic interest is not a Prince, but the royal gamekeeper, Leo and representing the central forces of good and evil are Count Lilac (“the King of the Fairies”) and the Dark Fairy Carabosse. In another innovation, Bourne has created the character of Caradoc, the sinister but charming son of Carabosse. Princess Aurora’s Fairy Godparents are named Ardor, Hibernia, Autumnus, Feral and Tantrum.

Creating the central role of Aurora in this new production are Hannah Vassallo and Ashley Shaw.

The leading role of’Leo will be performed by Dominic North and Chris Trenfield.

Count Lilac will be portrayed by Christopher Marney and Liam Mower.

Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

Oct. 23 – Nov. 3, 2013

New York City Center

West 55th Street

BTW 6th & 7th Aves.

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