The Sleeping Beauty, a crowing jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, is often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. It is a supreme demonstration of the challenge of Petipa’s style – steel point work, sharply accented spinning turns, soaring leaps, high extensions, brilliant battery (beats in the air), daring lifts and, in addition, it gives a fairy tale plot lavish stage treatment.
A baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday, is saved by the gift of the good Lilac fairy, who declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince, magical stage effects, and courtly splendor, lent itself perfectly to the full evening ballet theater.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre has over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, and is one of the most respected dance companies in the world.
This production is a full length ballet in three acts with one intermission.
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