Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Coming Attraction: American Ballet Theatre to Perform 'The Sleeping Beauty'
"The Sleeping Beauty," an American Ballet Theatre production, will be waking at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion July 15-18.
This is especially exciting news given how much CC enjoyed seeing "Cinderella" at the ballet in January. Since then, she has been pirouetting through the living room and her bedroom, raising her little toes in the air and reminding me how much she'd love to see another ballet.
In fact, she has already told me what dress she wants to wear once the next "baby ballet," as she calls productions that allow her in the audience, arrives.
The production, part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center program, is led by ABT artistic director Kevin McKenzie and tells the story of Princess Aurora, who is cast under a spell by the evil sorceress Carabosse in which she is forced into a century-long deep sleep. A handsome prince and a special kiss enter the picture, and the rest is fairy-tale history.
"The Sleeping Beauty," with choreography after Marius Petipa and additional choreography by McKenzie, Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov and music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, will be performed by five separate casts.
American Ballet Theatre
"The Sleeping Beauty"
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
* Thursday July 15 -- 7:30 p.m.
* Friday, July 16 -- 7:30 p.m.
* Saturday, July 17 -- 2 p.m & 7:30 p.m.
* Sunday, July 18 -- 2 p.m.
$30-$120 (www.ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787)
Photo courtesy of American Ballet Theatre/Gene Schiavone