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Work: The Sleeping Beauty

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ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Year1890
Work typeDance
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RigaThe Sleeping Beauty

© Andris Tone
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Aivars Leimanis; Latvian National Ballet; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Ināra Gauja

LeipzigDornröschenNew production

Dornröschen
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Jeroen Verbruggen; Leipziger Ballett; Felix Bender; Andrea Sanguineti; Chiara Stephenson; Charlie Le Mindu

New York CityThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Alexei Ratmansky; American Ballet Theatre; Richard Hudson; James F. Ingalls

WashingtonThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Rudolf Nureyev; National Ballet of Canada; Maria Seletskaya; Nicholas Georgiadis; David Hersey

PragueThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Prague State Opera Ballet; Pablo Nuñez; Prague State Opera Orchestra
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A roller-coaster of diverse dance as ENB celebrates its 70th

Erina Takahashi and James Forbat in Harald Lander's Etudes © Laurent Liotardo
A slick and stylish celebration at the Coliseum of this great company's achievements over 70 years.
****1
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A lustrous Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi (Princess Aurora) and Matthew Ball (Prince Florimund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
On the evidence of this performance, there is every reason to be cheerful.
*****
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Radiant cast almost awakens Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty

Cassandra Trenary in The Sleeping Beauty © John Grigaitis
If the audience response was not very enthusiastic, it's because Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty four years after its premiere still comes across as more of a museum piece than a living, breathing ballet. This is a Beauty that never really wakes up.
****1
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“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
A memorable and important event in the history of British ballet, sensitively and sentimentally performed. 
****1
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Alina Cojocaru charms as Aurora in ENB's Sleeping Beauty

Alina Cojocaru (Aurora) © Laurent Liotardo
A dutiful revival of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Sleeping Beauty from English National Ballet.
***11
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