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American Ballet Theater: Sleeping Beauty ([american ballet theater performers in sleeping beauty])

American Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

The timeless fairy tale of a beautiful princess, an evil sorceress, and a century of sleep awakened by a prince's kiss comes to life in an all-new production choreographed by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and set to Tchaikovsky's ravishing score.

  • Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2008
  • Opera House
  • 2 hrs. 25 min.
  • $29.00 - $110.00
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For its second appearance in the Kennedy Center ballet season, ABT performs its eagerly awaited, brand-new interpretation of the magical fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty. The production will be staged by Kevin McKenzie and Gelsey Kirkland, with assistance by Michael Chernov, and will feature sets and costumes by the Tony Award–winning team of Tony Walton and Willa Kim. Featuring Tchaikovsky's ravishing score and some of the most memorable choreography in all of ballet, this timeless story of a sleeping princess, an evil sorceress, and the awakening kiss of a handsome prince is sure to cast a spell on your heart and imagination.
 
"One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight."
--The New York Post
 
"American ballet at its peak"
--The Washington Post

Running Times:  2 hrs. 25 min.
Prologue & Act I:  1 hr. 3 min.
  Intermission:  20 min.
Acts 2 & 3:  1 hr. 

PRINCIPAL CASTING
Tue., Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Princess Aurora: Paloma Herrera
Prince Désiré: David Hallberg
 
Wed., Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Princess Aurora: Xiomara Reyes
Prince Désiré: Jose Manuel Carreño
 
Thu., Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Princess Aurora: Julie Kent
Prince Désiré: Ethan Stiefel
 
Fri., Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Princess Aurora: Irina Dvorovenko
Prince Désiré: Maxim Beloserkovsky
 
Sat., Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)
Princess Aurora: Michele Wiles
Prince Désiré: David Hallberg
 
Sat., Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Princess Aurora: Gillian Murphy
Prince Désiré: Ethan Stiefel
 
Sun., Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)
Princess Aurora: Xiomara Reyes
Prince Désiré: Herman Cornejo
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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