The Sleeping Beauty
With Richmond Symphony
February 9 - 11, 2018
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
The Sleeping Beauty (Burn/ Tchaikovsky)
Choreographed by Marius Petipa and staged by Malcolm Burn with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this enchanting family-friendly ballet has something for everyone. A young girl, Aurora, pricks her finger on her 16th birthday after being cursed by the evil fairy, Carabosse, and appears doomed. The kind and good Fairy of the Lilacs uses her power to save the stricken girl and, instead of death, Aurora now will sleep for 100 years, only to be awakened by true love’s kiss. As the story unfolds, we are introduced to Fairies, Nymphs, Puss ‘N Boots, and Bluebird, while treated to some of the most universally famous pieces of choreography including the Rose Adagio and the wedding’s final grand pas de deux.
at Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center with Richmond Symphony
Live orchestration made possible by
E. RHODES AND LEONA B. CARPENTER FOUNDATION
Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Richmond Ballet also receives support from CultureWorks & The Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium