Sleeping beauty 2 920

Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center - Opera House (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

150 ratings
4.7 average rating
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20 events
14 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

Great performance and great seats. I loved the baby puppet of Aurora ..this was a show stopper.

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16 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

I am not sure whether to give this 3 or 4 stars. I enjoyed it - it was in many ways an amusing take on the classic fairy tale and ballet - but it did not completely captivate me. I also wished the performance was accompanied by live music.

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23 events
13 reviews
18 stars
attended Nov 12 2013

it is really a magical performance. The choreography and staging is fantastic. the female lead was wonderful. Didn't want it to end

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40 events
12 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 14 2013

This is storytelling in dance. A little less athletic than the Synetic Theatre, but probably a little more beautiful. And you can't beat the music. That Tschaikovsky.

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20 events
11 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 13 2013

If you aren't already familiar with Matthew Bourne's adaptations, then this would be a bit of a shock for you. The costumes were so lush and full. The dancing was modern and fresh, for an older story and piece of music. Simply put - - I loved...continued

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50 events
10 reviews
47 stars
attended Nov 12 2013

It was a different, interesting, creative rendition of sleeping beauty. The first half of the performance had the dancers in black leggings and that really distracted from the beauty of the dance because you could only see the top half of the...continued

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20 events
10 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

LOVED the ballet!! Everything was out of a fairytale... the decor, the dances, the make up.... beautiful!!

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16 events
9 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 14 2013

Wonderful costumes, great dancing and coreography but the story itself was very particular.. I wouldn't recommend it for children.. It was my first time that no initial 'starting' announcement was made prior to the performance and after the...continued

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21 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

Everything about Sleeping Beauty was magnificent. The sets, the dancers, costumes. Unique and stimulating. I plan to see everything by Matthew Bourne in the future!!!!

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ER
35 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 12 2013

Not your mother's Sleeping Beauty. It really is a gothic ballet. Great sets, very athletic dancing, the story moves quickly and dramatically. The puppeteers were excellent. The drama was moving. Some might take issue with the lack of classical...continued

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18 events
8 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 14 2013

Performance was unlike anything I had ever seen. The lead dancer was magnificent and the staging was gorgeous. My husband loved it. Not a classic ballet, but more like a combination of ballet, modern and broadway dance. Go if you have a chance!

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30 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

An amazing dance experience, updated for a modern audience, with great appeal for youngers audiences, while still keeping the older folks like me enthralled.

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12 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

Enchanting, magical, perfection! Everything was beautiful at the ballet!

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25 events
7 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 12 2013

Fair warning: purists may be dismayed by the liberties taken by this production, at least judging by the response of the woman sitting behind me who spent the intermission compiling a comprehensive list of all the things which were different from...continued

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18 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

This ballet was one of the best full-length ballets I have ever seen. Our seats were excellent, we picked up our tickets at the box office beforehand with no difficulty, and the email response to a question I had a couple of days before the...continued

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9 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

Beautiful set, wonderful music, amazing dancing. I wasn't too thrilled about putting "gothic" into this fairy tale. Did we really need a vampire to make the story complete? And what was going on in that one number when it appeared the men were...continued

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12 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 14 2013

Seats were best yet for a Goldstar purchase. Event was good - sets spectacular, lighting amazing, dancing very very good. But the story and dancers failed to connect on an emotional level. The staging just didn't bring you into the story. And...continued

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AA
9 events
6 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 13 2013

Time to turn in my goth card. This show was lame. I would love to have seen the puppeteers' talents put to better use. Making a fake baby crawl around and up a curtain wasn't funny, it was annoying (as were the constant sounds of fake baby cries)....continued

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JD
6 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

What a wonderful adaptation! So fresh and alive and filled with an array of emotions. The dancers were magnificent, the music, heavenly! I truly enjoyed it!

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16 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 17 2013

Wonderful performance, enjoyed every minute of it!
Our seats were great and the price was right.

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