Wed November 6, 2013
Election Recap & Matthew Bourne's 'Sleeping Beauty'
Part One: Election Recap. On Tuesday, Election Day, Charlotteans elected a new mayor, several city council members and new members to the school board. We'll find out who won, who lost and how the political makeup of Charlotte changed, when Charlotte Talks.
Julie Rose - WFAE Reporter
Dr. Michael Bitzer - Associate Professor of Politics & History at Catawba College and Political Blogger for WFAE's The Party Line
Part Two: Matthew Bourne and Sleeping Beauty. He's been called the world's most successful dance choreographer, and his company is bringing a whole new version of Sleeping Beauty to Charlotte. Tony award winner Matthew Bourne is bringing the classic story of a young girl cursed to sleep for one hundred years to the stage in a whole new way - still set to the music of Tchaikovsky. He'll join us to talk about how he brought the old and familiar story and turned it into a gothic, present day romance, and we'll talk about some of the special programs he'll be doing while he's in Charlotte.
Matthew Bourne - Tony Award winning choreographer and director, creator of Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance
Tom Gabbard - President and CEO of Blumenthal Performing Arts