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The Sleeping Beauty

Opéra Bastille - from 02 to 10 September 2016

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The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet Guest Company - American Ballet Theatre

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Opéra Bastille - from 02 to 10 September 2016

2h50 with 2 intervals

About

In few words:

« The Princess shall pierce her hand with a spindle, but, instead of dying, she shall only fall into a deep sleep, which shall last a hundred years. »

Charles Perrault, Histoires ou contes du temps passé, 1697

Alexei Ratmansky looks back to the past on an artistic journey he set out on when he became Director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and that he continues today as artist in residence at the American Ballet Theatre. He has chosen to revive The Sleeping Beauty, a gem of the classical repertoire, as it was originally performed in 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. A delicate undertaking for an art where transmission rarely takes written form, even though dance notation, such as Stepanov’s, already existed. Based on this notation as well as the correspondence between Marius Petipa and Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Alexei Ratmansky’s work is extremely faithful to the original. The sets and costumes are those created by Léon Bakst for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, who first revived the ballet out of Russia in 1921. A lavish production from the American Ballet Theatre which is returning to the Paris Opera after twenty-five years.

  • La Belle au bois dormant

    Ballet in a prologue and three acts (1890)

    Costume inspired by the original designs of Léon Bakst

    • Music :

      Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski

    • Choreography :

      Marius Petipa

      Alexei Ratmansky

    • Director :

      Alexei Ratmansky

    • Artistic director :

      Kevin McKenzie

    • Conductor :

      Ormsby Wilkins

      Charles Barker

      David LaMarche

    • Set design :

      Richard Hudson

    • Costume design :

      Richard Hudson

    • Lighting design :

      James F. Ingalls

Performances

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Audio clips

Podcast | La Belle au bois dormant - American Ballet Theatre

About the work

  • Podcast The Sleeping Beauty - American Ballet Theatre

    Podcast The Sleeping Beauty - American Ballet Theatre

    By France Musique

Partners

  • The American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet

  • Florence Gould Foundation

  • With the support of AROP