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Classical ballet

Sleeping Beauty  

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Choreography
Stage
Patricia Ruanne
Costume
Franca Squarciapino
Lighting
Crippa Vincenzo
Runnimg Time
3hours
Year of Performance
the essence of traditional classical ballet

the original inspiration for this ballet is the story by charles perrault, but there is a similar story called thom tree girl written by the german brothers grimm.
in fact, the story was originally transmitted orally until someone took the trouble to write it down in words. notable additions in nureyev’s version is the dance of the six fairies blessing the birth of the princess, rose adagio, the fantastic pas de deux of aurora and the prince, and the fortified characters of carabose and fairy lilac.
while <giselle> is the most difficult repertoire for dancers to express the inner emotions, <sleeping beauty> is the most difficult piece from the physical point of view. each and every step is entwined with typically academic movements of classical ballet that will unveil the skill of the dancers at first glance.
many choreographers have adapted this repertoire, though in recent times many have gone back to the original choreography. <sleeping beauty> is considered to be the “bible” of classical ballet. in 2004, the korea national ballet staged nureyev’s version, filling it with intricate and brilliant techniques and inaugurating a new era in the history of the korean ballet.

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