Work: The Sleeping Beauty

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

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Sir Peter Wright; Dutch National Ballet; Boris Gruzin; Philip Prowse

StockholmThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Royal Swedish Ballet

LondonThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Sir Kenneth MacMillan; English National Ballet; Peter Farmer; Nicholas Georgiadas; English National Ballet Philharmonic

TokyoThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Wayne Eagling; The National Ballet of Japan; Naoji Kawaguchi; Toer van Schayk; Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

BirminghamAn evening of Music and Dance

Reade, Hérold, Tchaikovsky, Elgar
David Bintley; Marius Petipa; Liam Scarlett; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Royal Ballet Sinfonia
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Classics and clichés

It’s alright, sometimes, for a classic to own the fact that it is a cliché. The Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty, directed by Angel Corella was a lovely, lush but unsurprising presentation
****1
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Sleeping Beauty, Moscow City Ballet

Moscow City Ballet whisks Edinburgh into the dreamlike fairy tale of Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty for a magical evening that enchants throughout, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After.
*****
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Imperial grandeur: a sumptuous Sleeping Beauty

A return of the company's signature work found The Royal Ballet fielding an excellent cast led by Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov. 
****1
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Cassandra Trenary in Ratmansky's Cinderella

A great deal is going to be written about Cassandra Trenary in the coming years and people will spend a lot of time trying to analyze what it is that makes her special but it will all come back to one simple thing: there’s something in the way she moves.
*****
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Ave Maya: International stars perform in memory of Plisetskaya

International Ballet stars come together on stage in London to honour the late legendary Russian ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya.
*****
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