Christmas is a time of fantasy and adventure. And what could be more enchanting than The Sleeping Beauty with ballet score by Tchaikovsky?
The immortal story is the tale of a princess who pricks herself with a spindle and who, rather than perishing from her misfortune, is destined to sleep for 100 years.
Having slept for a century, the beautiful princess is woken by a young prince with a tender kiss – just in time for the wedding bells.
Exotic princes and ravishing princesses, fluttering fairies and ensnaring nymphs, pure evil and true love – all mingle with humour and sublime drama to create an imaginative adventure for children and adults alike.
The young rising-star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon created this acclaimed reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky’s great classic for the Royal Danish Ballet in 2010 – beautifully framed by Jérôme Kaplan’s piquant décor and costumes.