First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, and now screening at Mwldan onMarch 19 at 7.15pm, The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa’s choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage. It is also The Royal Ballet’s signature work.
To mark the Company’s 75th birthday in 2006, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton revitalized its landmark 1946 production, which re-established Petipa’s choreography as recorded by Imperial Ballet régisseur Nicholas Sergeyev, to a scenario and staging developed by Ninette de Valois herself, founder of The Royal Ballet. With Oliver Messel’s gorgeous original designs wonderfully re-imagined by Peter Farmer, and additional choreography by Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon and Frederick Ashton, today’s Sleeping Beauty not only captures the mood of the original but shows that this is very much a living work for The Royal Ballet, growing and changing with the Company while celebrating its past.
Tickets for The Royal Ballet screening of The Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday 19 March, 7.15pm at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan are £16 (£15 concessions) and can be booked by calling 01239 621200 or online at www.mwldan.co.uk. Smartphone users can book by visiting mwldan.ticketsolve.com/mobile.