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Why see State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine - Sleeping Beauty?

A Stunning production of the fairytale

Declared his best work by Tchaikovsky himself, Sleeping Beauty is one of the repertoire's most brilliant and beguiling works, and what better way to experience the shimmering fairytale than in this production from the esteemed State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine? Choreographed after Marcus Petipa, join the internationally acclaimed company as they invite you into the enchanted world of a princess cursed to eternal sleep and the prince who must battle through evil to save her.

What is the story?

Set to Tchaikovsky's spine-tingling score, the beloved story opens with the christening of Princess Aurora. As the fairies bestow their gifts upon her, Carabosse, an evil fairy who did not receive an invite to the celebrations, enters and places a curse on the newborn babe. The curse foretells the death of the princess on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. 

Luckily, a kind-hearted fairy who had not yet blessed the young monarch softens the spell, and although the king and queen do everything in their power to destroy all spinning wheels and keep their daughter safe, she still pricks her finger but falls into a deep, thousand-year sleep instead. Only her true love's kiss could break her supernatural slumber... 

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Dates

Nov 3

Upcoming Performances

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