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Sleeping Beauty by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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by Rebecca Tegan (subscribe)
When I'm not at university, I can be found curled up reading a great book, gardening, painting, writing anything from songs to hopeful novels to home-performed plays or 'treasure-hunting' in op shops around Melbourne.
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This August, the age-old story of Sleeping Beauty will be brought to life once again by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. Many people, myself included, think of ballet as a rather rigidly conventional dance style, and in some ways, it is. There are many long-established dance moves like the pirouette, the grand jeté, the arabesque, and the list goes on.
A painting of Sleeping Beauty by Sir Edward Burne-Jones
A painting of Sleeping Beauty by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

It is also a well-known fact that the Russians are renowned for their immense dedication to ballet and that their dancers bring both intense passion and exquisite flair to their performances. The Sleeping Beauty ballet performance brings to stage both music by the brilliant Tchaikovsky and choreography by Petipa, which was revised by G. Taranda for this tour.
Sleeping Beauty
Princess Aurora and Prince Deserea

Putting this promise of excellence together with one of my all-time favourite fairytales made sure that I agreed to attend the Sleeping Beauty performance with my cousin for her birthday.
Sleeping Beauty by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company
Princess Aurora

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will be touring Australia from late August to early November.

They will be going from Canberra, down to Melbourne, then back up to Sydney and the list of places continues and all the dates can be viewed here

The Company will be performing in Melbourne on the 24th - 26th August Her Majesty's Theatre.
Sleeping Beauty by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company
Sleeping Beauty by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Depending on where you wish to watch the ballet performance, you can book tickets online or by phone.

This might be a great opportunity to 'broaden your horizons' and learn more of the stereotypically dull world of classical art forms.
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Why? To enjoy a night of great dance and music
When: Melbourne: Night performance - 8pm & Matinée performance - 2pm
Phone: 1300 795 012 (For Melbourne's performance)
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre
Cost: Ranges from $57.55 - $98.70 (depending on seating)
Your Comment
I saw Sleeping Beauty on Saturday and it was at best an average set of performances. The cast generally seemed pre-occupied and there was repetitious dancing that showed little imagination. The audience applauded, I'm not sure why, maybe they hoped it would encourage more effort and a better performance, it didn't work.
by Lukes (score: 0|2) 2615 days ago
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