Bolshoi’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in HD

Dec 10, 2013
The Bolshoi Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” is inspired by the original Marius Petipa production.

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., brings dance in HD back to the big screen with the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty” Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.

Captured live in Moscow, the classic love story is choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich (1973) after Marius Petipa; and stars David Hallberg and Svetlana Zakharova. The show runs two hours and 51 minutes.

In the story, King Florestan XIV and the Queen are celebrating the birth of Princess Aurora. Tragically, Master of Ceremonies Catalabutte has forgotten to invite the wicked and powerful Carabosse Fairy to the banquet. In a fit of anger, Carabosse foretells that Aurora will die young from pricking her finger with a knitting spindle. All are overcome by despair. But the Lilac Fairy forces Carabosse to leave the palace and predicts a reprieve from death for Aurora: “In a hundred years’ time the princess, and the whole kingdom, will be awakened to happiness by a handsome prince.”

Tickets are $15, $10 for students. For tickets and more information, call 594-0070, ext. 5; email; or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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