The Sleeping Beauty: Royal Ballet


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Mar 22 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Ballet in Cinema
The Royal Ballet of London
Run Time:2 hours, 30 minutes (approximately)



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The Royal Ballet’s new production of “The Sleeping Beauty”, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, also features sections containing choreography by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Cinema audiences will be treated to a fantastic cast featuring Principal Lauren Cuthbertson as Princess Aurora and Principal Federico Bonelli as Prince Florimund.

“The Sleeping Beauty” features some of ballet’s most celebrated numbers including the iconic Rose Adage, the Garland Waltz and the Vision Pas de deux. The ballet’s beautiful music is by Tchaikovsky.

“The Sleeping Beauty” is based on the fairytale of the same name. The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious when she isn’t invited to the christening of Princess Aurora (Cuthbertson) and to get retribution, Carabosse pronounces a curse: when Aurora grows up she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. The Lilac Fairy alters the curse, so that rather than dying Aurora will fall into a deep sleep from which she can be awakened by a prince. On Aurora’s 16th birthday, she does indeed prick her finger, and along with the entire court falls into an enchanted sleep. The Lilac Fairy leads Prince Florimund (Bonelli) to awaken Aurora with a kiss. Aurora and the court regain consciousness and celebrate the marriage of Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund.

This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

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