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Bourne’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ honors original music

Matthew Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the choreographer’s version of the Tchiakovsky classic, has a six-day run scheduled at Proctors beginning Tuesday.
Matthew Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the choreographer’s version of the Tchiakovsky classic, has a six-day run scheduled at Proctors beginning Tuesday.
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Matthew Bourne is known for surprising audiences by turning classics inside out. And that’s exactly what he did with Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and, with wild success, “Swan Lake.” He has now turned his attention to “The Sleeping Beauty” — a ballet adored as a classic among classics. As seen at Proctors on Tuesday night, Bourne’s “The Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance” is nothing balletomanes could scoff at nor decry as foul as Bourne is superbly ...


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