Sleeping Beauty the balletDance / Amsterdam
12 December 2013 - 01 January 2014, 7.30pm (2pm for matinees)
This winter, the Amsterdam Music Theatre will be showing "The Sleeping Beauty," a beautiful example of pure classical ballet.
Based on Charles Perrault’s "La Belle au Bois Dormant," "Sleeping Beauty" tells the story of Princess Aurora, who is cursed by a wicked witch and doomed to sleep for a hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can awaken her.
The ballet itself was one of the masterpieces devised by the famed composer Tchaikovsky. It was first performed over 125 years ago and remains one of the great treasures of the Russian Imperial Ballet.
This edition of "The Sleeping Beauty" is produced and directed by Sir Peter Wright: an Englishman whose illustrious career spans three decades and countless acclaimed performances in Amsterdam.
The Telegraph (along with many other critics) has praised Wright's direction, stating that "this enchanting fairytale ballet gleams like a timeless jewel."
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Photos by Angela Sterling.