Sleeping Beauty Tickets

Matthew Borune's company, New Adventures, puts a gorgeously gothic spin on the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. This time-traveling ballet is unlike any other.

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About Sleeping Beauty - Off Broadway

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Summary

Perrault’s timeless fairytale, about a young girl cursed to sleep for one hundred years, was turned into a legendary ballet by Tchaikovsky and choreographer, Marius Petipa, in 1890.

Matthew Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the Christening of Aurora, the story’s heroine, in the year of the ballets first performance; the height of the Fin-de-Siecle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long Summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious and wonderful than any Fairy story!

Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario is a gothic fairy tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.

"A masterly storyteller...this is Bourne at his best," — The New York Times.

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Venue

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New York City Center Mainstage

131 West 55th Street
New York, NY
(212) 581-1212