It turns out we are going to see the Houston Ballet, The Magical Fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty!
|Dancers: Ian Casady and Sara Webb. Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Choreographer: Ben Stevenson. Photo: Pam Francis|
Boy am I excited! Here's an excerpt from the website:
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (1990)
Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., after Marius Petipa
Scenic and Costume Designs by Desmond Heeley
Lighting by Duane Schuler
A flagship work for Houston Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. The ballet is based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years -- only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her. Desmond Heeley's spectacular designs beautifully evoke the magic, drama and whimsy of this great work.
And more pictures too!
|Dancers: Simon Ball, Mireille Hassenboehler and Artists of Houston Ballet. Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Choreographer: Ben Stevenson. Photo: Jim Caldwell|
|Dancer: Kelly Myernick. Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Choreographer: Ben Stevenson. Photo: Pam Francis.|