Singapore Dance Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty (2018)

Photo: Nicolethen Studio
December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Esplanade Theatre
1 Esplanade Dr
Singapore 038981
$35, $55, $75
Singapore Dance Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty (2018) @ Esplanade Theatre | Singapore | Singapore

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be closing its 30th Anniversary celebrations with the famous, childhood fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty. Marius Petipa created the classical ballet version of Sleeping Beauty with a commissioned score from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the Imperial Ballet in Russia.

This holiday season, reminisce this fantasy that we all love, performed to live music by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Sleeping Beauty will warm your heart with its charming sets and grand elegance. A favourite timeless classic for all ages, SDT’s production of Sleeping Beauty will be the highlight of your joyous December.

The tale begins as the court assembles for Princess Aurora’s christening. In their excitement, the royal family forgets to invite the wicked and powerful fairy, Carabosse. Furious at being overlooked, Carabosse turns up unannounced and places a curse on Aurora. She declares that Aurora shall die for her 16th birthday after pricking her finger. The Lilac Fairy, equal in power to Carabosse, intervenes. She gives her own blessing – the princess, instead of dying, will fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years. She will only be awoken by true love’s kiss.

For 16 years, Princess Aurora is kept safe, but tragedy strikes on her 16th birthday. She pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep. The Lilac fairy casts a spell to ensure that the kingdom slumbers with her. A hundred years later, Prince Florimund is hunting in the woods. The Lilac Fairy appears and shows him a vision of Princess Aurora. He immediately falls in love with her and embarks on a quest to break the spell. The ballet ends in a grand finale celebrating the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund.