Jewels in The Sleeping Beauty, Act lll (Excerpt)

  • Choreographer: Original choreography: Marius Petipa. Staging: Marianna Tcherkassky
  • Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Costumes: Janet Groom Campbell
  • World Premiere: The premiere performance of the complete ballet took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890.
  • PBT Performance Date: May 20, 22, 27, 2021. Open air performances using PBT mobile stage at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA.

Program Notes

In Act 3 of The Sleeping Beauty, the entire kingdom celebrates the wedding of Aurora and the Prince. In attendance are the Gold, Silver, and Ruby Jewel Fairies. Their dancing is a beautiful example of “pure” classical ballet – with clear lines, refined and elegant technique, and a lightness that absolutely sparkles on stage.