Detroit Public Television to broadcast Interlochen Arts Academy’s “The Sleeping Beauty” ballet April 15

“The Sleeping Beauty” will air on Detroit Public Television at 9 p.m. ET April 15 and will be made available on demand at and via the PBS Video app.

The full cast of Sleeping Beauty poses onstage.

Interlochen Arts Academy’s production of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty will be broadcast on Detroit Public Television (DPTV) at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, April 15. The program will also be available on demand at and streamable on the PBS Video app. In addition, viewers can catch it on the Michigan Learning Channel on April 25 at 8 p.m.  

The Sleeping Beauty is based on the classic fairy tale celebrating love’s triumph over evil. When Princess Aurora’s parents fail to invite the evil fairy Carabosse to their daughter’s christening, Carabosse curses the girl to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a hundred-year sleep. The curse comes to pass on Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, sending the entire castle into deep slumber. A century later, Prince Désiré, guided by the good Lilac Fairy, learns of Aurora’s plight and vows to do whatever it takes to defeat Carabosse and wake the princess.

For Interlochen’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, acclaimed ballet conductor Kevin Rhodes leads the Traverse Symphony Orchestra as they perform Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. The ballet features historical costumes—some of which were first worn at Kennedy’s White House—and performances by the dance students of Interlochen Arts Academy, under the direction of Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey. Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation’s premier boarding arts high school, where students pursue pre-professional training in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, interdisciplinary arts, and film alongside a robust academic curriculum, preparing them to excel in the arts and beyond.

“It’s our delight to work with Detroit Public Television once again,” said Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey. “Through DPTV, we are able to reach an even broader audience with the power and beauty of this classic ballet, as performed by Arts Academy dancers.”

About Detroit Public Television
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