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Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereSunday, Apr 07, 2019 2:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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The Sleeping Beauty

The whole family will enjoy this lavish production of the charming fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty performed in grand Russian style by the Russian National Ballet. With choreography by ballet master Marius Petipa set to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score, this crowning jewel of classical ballet tells the tale of beautiful impossibilities. At Princess Aurora’s christening, the evil fairy Carabosse places a vengeful curse on the baby: on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger and die. But the kind Lilac Fairy is able to alter the original curse, so instead the princess will sleep for 100 years until awakened by the kiss from a prince. Under the direction of legendary Elena Radchenko, the company brings this timeless classic to life with graceful dancing, exquisite costumes and elaborate sets.

Other Russian National Ballet Performances this weekend:

  • Swan Lake at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 05 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Giselle at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $56, $48, $34

A pre-performance discussion with a member of the company begins 45 minutes prior to the performance.