Sleeping Beauty

The World of John Neumeier

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty in Petipa's original choreography is considered the most important classical ballet of all time. But what does it mean, original choreography? Today there are only approximations, and so Neumeier has made the temporal distance between then and now into one of the principal themes. And so when Sleeping Beauty is kissed awake again after 100 years of sleep, not only do two people meet, but also two epochs at the same time. This rendezvous permitted the choreographer to use Petipa’s classical dance repertoire while at the same time placing the story in the present: a remote present, however, and, as so often in Neumeier’s work, showcased in fairy-tale visual worlds by Jürgen Rose.

Program

The Sleeping Beauty
Ballet by John Neumeier

Music by Peter Tschaikowsky

Traditional choreography after Marius Petipa

Estimated end time: 10:15 PM

Artist

Jürgen Rose Stage, Costumes
Hamburg Ballett John Neumeier