Why See Boston Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty?
This season, Boston Ballet revive one of their trademark works, the timeless joy that is The Sleeping Beauty. With classic choreography, by Marcus Pepita and gorgeous sets and costumes from Davis Walker, this Tchaikovsky scored work is an enchanting and romantic journey into the fairytale world of the cursed Princess Aurora and her charming saviour.
YOU ARE FEELING SLEEPY: THE STORY OF SLEEPING BEAUTY.
On the day of her grand christening, the Princess Aurora is admired by all in the kingdom, including a cast of fairies, ready to imbue her with the virtues she'll need in life. But one fairy is left off the guest list- the evil fairy! Furious, she bursts into the hall and curses baby Aurora, wishing her to die upon her 16th birthday, after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel. But all is not lost, the strong Lilac fairy, while not able to undo the curse, can adapt it, and instead Aurora will sleep...for 100 years...
When the time comes, the Lilac fairy bewitches the whole realm into sleep, joining Aurora in her sentence, as vines and trees grow up around the palace, hiding it from view. Finally, Aurora's saviour, Prince Desire arrives and plants on her true love's kiss, waking the Princess and kingdom just in time for a jubilant and triumphant wedding ceremony!
Opening night: 28 April 2017
2 hours and 45 minutes including 2 intermissions
And before you stop reading
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Cast and Creative
Music - Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
Choreography - Marius Petipa (Additional: Frederick Ashton)
Costumes - David Walker
Lighting - Mikki Kunttu
ScenicDesigner - David Walker
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