The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet by Aaron S. Watkin

The ballet »Sleeping Beauty« featuring the music of Pjotr I. Tchaikovsky was premiered at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in 1890. Until today it is regarded as one of the most demanding classical narrative ballets. Based on Marius Petipa’s legendary choreography, ballet director Aaron S. Watkin reimagined the famous fairy-tale in 2007, portraying the development of Princess Aurora from child to young woman with great imagination and depth of feeling: From her baptism in the circle of fairies offering their good wishes followed by the curse of the evil fairy Carabosse, to her hundred-year slumber and her happy awakening through the liberating kiss of the Prince. Fate, fantasy and extraordinary vitality are perfectly married in the fairy-tale masterpiece that is »Sleeping Beauty«.

Premiere 28. Juni 2007


Aaron S. Watkin