World Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

NR - 2hrs 38min

Showings

Lark Theater Sun, May 8 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
No Passes
Release Year:2019
Rating:NR
Genre:Dance, Ballet
Production Country:Italy
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rudolf Nureyev
Cast:Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Ensemble
Music By:Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Ensemble
Choreographed and Directed by Rudolf Nureyev
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Country: Italy
Recorded live onstage at Teatro alla Scala, 2019

 

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DESCRIPTION: In his rendering of the dreamiest, most sumptuous of ballets, perhaps the ballet par excellence, RUDOLF NUREYEV maintained the incredible purity of Petipa’s original choreography, just as he had learned it at the Kirov, but infused it with a fresh sense of theatrical drama and inner strength through remarkable variations and an articulated choreographic composition that reveals all of the characters’ psychological nuances. Indeed, it was to La Scala in 1966 that Nureyev entrusted the debut of “his” <em<=>Sleeping Beauty, and now, twelve years after its last performance, his masterpiece returns to the stage with the magnificent sets created by Oscar winner Franca Squarciapino at La Scala in 1993, and Felix Korobov conducting the extraordinary score by Tchaikovsky.

Synopsis: Beyond the gates, in the palace of King Florestan XXIV, a reception-hall has been prepared for the ceremony of Princess Aurora’s presentation at court. The royal procession descends the grand staircase, the courtiers followed by the king and queen and the new-born girl, carried by her nurses. Catalabutte, the master of ceremonies, starts the celebrations. Enter the seven Fairies, accompanied by their escorts, each bearing a gift and a blessing. But suddenly the wicked witch Carabosse appears with her acolytes. Indignant at not having been invited to the ball, she casts a curse upon the baby girl: at the age of sixteen – exactly as in the vision which she evokes – the princess shall die after pricking her finger. The good Lilac Fairy, however, enters to reassure the desperate parents: Aurora shall not die, but will fall into a deep sleep until she is awakened by a kiss of love.</em<=>

 


 

 

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