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Nashville Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

September 22-24, 2017
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Choreography after Marius Petipa
Adaptation and Additional Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony


Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, Nashville Ballet’s season opener ushers in the triumphant return of beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty appeals to connoisseurs and novices alike. All ages will be swept away by the timeless tale of how the villainous Carabosse and noble Lilac Fairy cast dueling spells over Princess Aurora, which can only be broken by a dashing prince’s kiss.


“With its lavish sets, costumes and storybook romance, The Sleeping Beauty delivers all the precision and artistry you might expect of a classical ballet. But you may be surprised by the level of strength, stamina and athleticism currently on display in Nashville Ballet’s dreamy revival.” – Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean (2012)


Earlier Event: June 12
Summer Camps
Later Event: September 30
Tennessee Dance Festival