Boston Ballet Performs Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty
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The last date listed for The Sleeping Beauty was Saturday May 2, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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This was my first ballet and I thought it was fabulous! Our seats were great, better than I expected. The dancing was incredible. The only downside to me was it started at 8 pm and I was tired halfway through the third act - maybe I should have had a coffee at intermission. Amazing show, great prices and beautiful venue. We parked at the parking garage, which was $28, but easy in and quickly out.
Quotes & Highlights
- "The most luminous performance of ‘Beauty’ I’ve seen the company give in its 41-year history." --The Boston Globe
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Additional Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton
Production: Ninette de Valois (after Nicholas Sergeyev's 1939 production)
Set and Costume Design: David Walker
Derived from the Mother Goose tale by Charles Perrault, The Sleeping Beauty has been enchanting audiences of all ages for over a century. It's the magical fairy tale of good, evil, true love, and a spellbound princess who sleeps for 100 years and is awakened by the kiss of a handsome prince.
But more than the tale of a princess, a spell and a kiss, The Sleeping Beauty is a tour de force of classical dancing, with brilliant solo choreography and ensemble pageantry. Nissinen introduced this version of the ballet, set to Tchaikovsky's brilliant score, in 2005. He has re-united David Walker's sets and costumes with this version of the ballet, which originated with The Royal Ballet.
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Ballet
Boston Ballet, a professional dance company and the region's second-largest performing arts organization, is dedicated to the highest standards of dance performance, training, and education. The Company presents fully staged classical and contemporary works during its eight-month season. Performances reach a broadly inclusive audience from throughout the state and region, and support an institutional mission that values leadership, innovation, and partnership. Boston Ballet's Center for Dance Education serves an associated imperative to train dancers of all ages and provide general access to the art of dance.