Two Sleeping Beauties

Programme info
  • Name Two Sleeping Beauties
  • Description Lotte Reiniger & Matthew Bourne interpret this classic fairytale
  • Created by Paul Homer
  • Classification This programme contains one or more unclassified titles
  • Duration 1 hour, 55 minutes, and 6 seconds
  • Number of titles 3
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  • non-theatrical licence: 01/10/2017 - 31/05/2018
  • theatrical licence: 01/10/2017 - 31/05/2018
  • Programming Notes The Brother's Grimm classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, is presented here in two different but equally entertaining versions. First Lotte Reininger, her pioneering silhouette animation made her famouse in the 1920s. She animated much of Grimm's work and this piece has her trademake combination of exquisitly detailed animation, dark undertones and comic sensibilities. As Lotte Reiniger was a master of her art, so Matthew Bourne is a master of his. Bourne's version of sleeping beauty is stunning. The movement, the colour, the music, the design make this a brilliant adaption of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Together these pieces will delight and enthrall audiences.