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The Sleeping Beauty - The Bolshoi Ballet

Posted on 16th Jan, 1717 in The Vyne Theatre

The Bolshoi Ballet perform The Sleeping Beauty, live from Moscow

Tchaikovsky’s adaptation of Charles Perrault’s fairytale the Sleeping Beauty danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be broadcast live from Moscow at The Vyne Theatre this Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm.

This ballet is part of a series presenting this season three masterpieces in production by Bolshoi’s historical ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, who turned 90 years old in January.

In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this much loved fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairy-tale unlike any other. A must-see! Book your tickets now...

A dream-like cast

For this one-time event, the young and rising star principal Olga Smirnova will be dancing the main part of Princess Aurora, who falls for Fairy Carabosse’s (danced by Alexei Loparevich) trick and falls into a slumber of 100 years. In the role of Prince Désiré, whose kiss will eventually bring her back to life will be danced by talented principal Semyon Chudin.

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The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet in 2 acts
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Music Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
Musical direction Pavel Sorokin
With Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (the Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine).

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

The Bolshoi Ballet

Founded in 1776 on a decree of Empress Catherine II, Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet is one of the most prestigious companies across the globe, boasting some of today’s most acclaimed dancers such as principals Svetlana Zakharova and Olga Smirnova. On top of its rich repertoire renowned for its timeless classics (among which Swan Lake created at the Bolshoi itself in 1877), the Russian company never stops surprising audiences and innovating by inviting contemporary choreographers such as John Neumeier, Jean-Christophe Maillot, or artists from the Nederlands Dans Theatre.

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