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Sleeping Beauty by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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Experience the beauty of ballet
Sleeping Beauty
Image courtesy of The Russian Ballet website

There is something very beautiful about ballet, it has to be said. As a mum to 4 girls, it was inevitable that we would experience it first-hand. We did the round of lessons, rehearsals and concerts but watching a professional production takes ballet to another level altogether. The costumes, the music, the theatre experience is something everyone should try, even if you only ever go once in your lifetime.

If you are on the Gold Coast, here's your chance. Sleeping Beauty will be performed by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company, at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, on Saturday 20 October at 8pm and Sunday 21 October at 2pm. Prior to that they will be performing at Brisbane Concert Hall on 22 – 24 August. For other venues on the Australian tour, click here.

Imperial Russian Ballet
Image courtesy of the Russian Ballet

Sleeping Beauty is described as a classic masterpiece in 3 acts. Act 1 (1hr 5 mins) presents the christening of Aurora through to her 16th birthday and the pricking of her finger which, as we all know, results in a deep sleep. Act 2 (25 mins) and it's 100 years on and the famous kiss from the prince. Act 3 (45 mins) and a joyous celebration takes place as wedding guests are entertained by fairytale characters.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. Their 2011 visit (performing A Festival of Russian Ballet) was a sell out so click here to buy your tickets for Sleeping Beauty.
Arts Centre Gold Coast
Image courtesy of the Arts Centre Gold Coast

Gold Coast Arts Centre tickets prices are: Adults $86.90 and under 15's: $66.90 (plus a $6 online booking fee).
The Gold Coast venue is The Arts Centre on Bundall Road, 
Surfers Paradise. This impressive facility houses the Arts Centre, Gold Coast City Gallery, two cinemas and the Arts Café in addition to function rooms and a chapel.

Arts Centre Gold Coast
Image courtesy of Arts Centre Gold Coast
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Why? Experience the beauty of ballet, even if you only do it once in your lifetime
When: 20 & 21 October 2012
Where: The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Adults $86.90, Kids under 15 $66.90
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