Great Performances

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The Red Shoes

Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s dark fairytale from acclaimed director-choreographer Matthew Bourne with this Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation starring Ashley Shaw, Adam Cooper, Dominic North and Michaela Meazza.

AIRED: September 17, 2021 | 1:37:53
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-Next, on "Great Performances"...

Matthew Bourne's Olivier Award-winning

stage adaptation "The Red Shoes,"

a ballet inspired by the classic film and fairy tale.

It's the story of aspiring ballerina Victoria Page...

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...the impresario who wants to make her his star...

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...and the composer who will not sell out

and wants to set her free.

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Vicky lives to dance,

but, when she gives in to her passion for the red shoes,

she cannot stop on her own

and her stage life begins to eclipse her real life.

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Set in Hollywood's Golden Age,

the ballet features the lush film scores of Bernard Herrmann

and an award-winning set design.

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One dancer's dark dream to be the greatest in the world

is next.

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Major funding for "Great Performances"

is provided by...

...and by contributions to your PBS station

from viewers like you. Thank you.

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Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

[ Drumbeat ] Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

Vicky! Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

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