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Sleeping Beauty: Vienna Festival Ballet
Incensed at being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse lays a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day pierce her finger - and die. But the Lilac Fairy intervenes, and when the fateful day arrives, the princess and the entire palace instead fall into a deep sleep.
A century later, Prince Florimund is guided to the castle by the Lilac Fairy, overcoming the obstacles created by Carabosse, and awakening the sleeping princess with a kiss. It is love at first sight, the palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attends the royal wedding.
A classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning choreography and beautiful costumes combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.
Image © Yuvali Theis
Founded in 1980 by the vastly experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, Vienna Festival Ballet uses talented international dancers, giving a vitality, energy and freshness to every performance.
'An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking'.
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Venue: Melton Theatre
LE13 0HJ 52.766399, -0.891690
Phone: 01664 851111
→ Melton Mowbray 9 min walk