Wednesday March 19, 2014
The Royal Moscow Ballet, “The Crown of Russian Ballet” will present the all-time favorite story ballet of both dancers and audiences “Sleeping Beauty.” Lavish costumes and exquisite scenery are upstaged by the expertise and artistry of these famous ballet dancers.In a glorious kingdom, the Queen gives birth to the beautiful Princess Aurora. Everyone in the kingdom is invited to the christening – everyone apart from the evil fairy Carabosse. Carabosse is so angry not to be invited that she places a curse on the Princess that, on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. The beautiful Lilac Fairy alters the curse so thatAurorawill not die but will fall asleep for 100 years, only to be awoken by True Love’s Kiss. Sure enough, onAurora’s 16th birthday, Carabosse smuggles a spinning wheel into the party and the Princess pricks her finger and falls asleep. A forest of thorns grows up around the palace. 100 years later, a handsome Prince is searching for true love and the Lilac Fairy takes him to the Princess. He fights his way through the thorns and wakes her with a kiss. The Prince and Princess celebrate their marriage with all their fairytale friends and live happily ever after.