Follow the tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse, 100 years of sleep and the awakening kiss of a handsome prince. The Sleeping Beauty has enchanted generations worldwide since its 1890 premiere in Imperial Russia. With a lavish, dazzling score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, it is widely considered to represent the pinnacle of classical ballet. The Sleeping Beauty is part of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s glorious repertoire of storybook ballets, which includes The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
George Balanchine, regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world of ballet, was captured by The Sleeping Beauty’s spell at an early age. The ballet marked his first appearance onstage, as Cupid, and he always credited the experience with opening his mind to the possibilities inherent in classical dance.
We invite you to #experienceRiverCenter with your baby Balanchine as this performance is sure to be a hit with dancers of all ages! Who knows what great talent could be awakened after being exposed to the artistry of the Moscow Festival Ballet.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal raves “This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.”
The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 by former Bolshoi Ballet star Sergei Radchenko, who appeared in principal roles alongside such legends as Maya Plitsetskaya and Maris Liepa. Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company that would fuse the utmost classical elements of the illustrious Bolshoi and Maryinsky ballet companies.