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Dancer Julia Bergua in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Sleeping Beauty

2022-05-12 20:00 2022-05-14 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/29952

In-person event

Featuring the NAC Orchestra Internationally renowned classical ballet company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal presents the beloved fairy-tale Sleeping Beauty. In this staging, acclaimed former dancer and choreographer Marcia Haydée re-imagines the original 19th-century version by Marius Petipa. While the essence of the original ballet is preserved, the role of the evil fairy plays a much more important role, as Carabosse becomes a central and Manichean character, nuanced,...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 12 - 14, 2022
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Dancer Julia Bergua in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer Julia Bergua in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer Roddy Doble in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dance Ballet with Orchestra
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours and 45 minutes · With intermission

Canadian Premiere

Featuring the NAC Orchestra

Internationally renowned classical ballet company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal presents the beloved fairy-tale Sleeping Beauty. In this staging, acclaimed former dancer and choreographer Marcia Haydée re-imagines the original 19th-century version by Marius Petipa. While the essence of the original ballet is preserved, the role of the evil fairy plays a much more important role, as Carabosse becomes a central and Manichean character, nuanced, personifying both Evil and Good, since no being is completely, and inherently Evil.

Rediscover the story of Aurora, the slumbering princess who, the day of her christening, is cursed to prick her finger and perish on her 16th birthday. But instead of succumbing to the curse, she falls into a deep sleep meant to last a century, and only her true love’s kiss can awaken her.

Sleeping Beauty is performed to the music of Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkowsky, interpreted live by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Dancer Julia Bergua in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer Julia Bergua in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Roddy Doble and Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer Roddy Doble in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancer Yui Sugawara in Sleeping Beauty © Sasha Onyshchenko
  • Choreography Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa
  • Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Set and costumes Pablo Nuñez
  • Lighting Marc Parent - based on design by Marcia Haydée and Pablo Nuñez
  • Les Grands Ballets Orchestra conducted by Jean-Claude Picard
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