Performances
The Sleeping Beauty
Composer - Peter Tchaikovsky

Ballet in two acts.
Running time − 2 hours 15 min.
Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Choreography by Marius Petipa in a version by Konstantin Ivanov.

Production by Konstantin Ivanov.
Conductor − Ruben Agaronian.
Set Designer − Elena Vershinina (St. Petersburg).
Costume Designer − Tatiana Izycheva.
Lighting Designer − Anatoly Nikolaev.
Assistants of choreographer − Alla Alexandrova, Olga Komleva.

Premiere − July 12, 2010.

At the christening the newborn Princess Aurora good fairies brought their gifts. But the triumph of evil forgot to invite the fairy Carabosse. Enraged, she is on holiday, curses and promises her Aurora death by injection spindle. The good Lilac Fairy, can not cancel a prediction, it softens - Aurora should only go to sleep until a handsome prince awakens her with his kiss…

«The Sleeping Beauty» − the dream of the perfect harmony of the universe, in which very much wanted to believe composer P. Tchaikovsky. Extraordinary and the history of the ballet. His first statement was held on 3 January, 1890 at the Mariinsky theatre. The imperial family has paid formulation of a huge attention, came at the general rehearsal and she was in charge of this show. He was the crowning of the time. And composer Tchaikovsky without hesitation, fully obeyed the instructions, which gave the choreographer Marius Petipa.

Konstantin Ivanov, a choreographer:
«The show as always compact, removed mise en scene, which inhibit the action and a very long talk about the simplest things. He airy and light, with gentle, beautiful scenery, the scene is open and fully given to the dance, which, we calculated, sixty-three».

In March 2011 performance was awarded Grand prix at the festival «Theatrical Yoshkar-Ola».

Synopsis

Online translation (April 25, 2012)

Press

«Ballet-extravaganza in the mari stage» («The Arguments and facts in Mari El», № 27, July 7, 2010)

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