June 2017 Sweet Dreams Showcase and Sleeping Beauty Concert Performances

Welcome to the 3rd annual showcase and concert performance, held June 17, 2017. Purchase your tickets at Tututix.com.  Simply look for our studio name under the listing by State, and select the performances to which you would like to attend.

Our first two performances are part of our Sweet Dreams series presenting the professionally choreographed solo and group dances performed by our company students at various competitions throughout the school year.  Enjoy an energy-filled show of all dance genres with this spectacular showcase of our students’ talents.

Our final show is the concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.  

Tchaikovsky was asked to write a ballet for the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. The ballet would be based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”. The original ballet was set in the age of Louis XIV, and music was written in the Baroque style.

A brief overture contrasts the themes of the malicious Carabosse and the benevolent Lilac Fairy. When the curtain rises, the court assembles for Princess Aurora’s christening. The five fairies present their gifts. Carabosse, a fairy overlooked by the master of ceremonies, enters. She curses Aurora. The Princess shall die on her 16th birthday, she says, after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. The remaining seventh fairy the Lilac Fairy comes forward. She cannot put the curse to rest, but she can soften it. The Princess shall not die, she commands, but sleep one hundred years. At the end of that term, a Prince will awaken her with true love’s kiss.

 

Purchase your tickets at Tututix.com.  Simply look for our studio name under the listing by State, and select the performances to which you would like to attend.

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