The Sleeping Beauty
About The Sleeping Beauty
Of all the full-length works in the repertoire, perhaps none embodies the unabashed exuberance, grace and technical virtuosity of classical ballet as does The Sleeping Beauty. Since its premiere in St. Petersburg in 1890, with a score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa, the ballet has remained virtually the definitive expression of the western classical aesthetic in dance, casting a spell over generations of audiences, dancers and choreographers, all of whom have responded to its irresistible blend of strong narrative appeal and showstopping spectacle.
While many choreographers have adapted the ballet to their own purposes and visions over the decades, this version created by Rudolf Nureyev stands out as being one of the most technically exciting and richly entertaining.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.