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Articles tagged with "by Marius Petipa"

Cast change: The Sleeping Beauty on 20 February 2017

20 February 2017

Akane Takada to dance the role of Princess Aurora, replacing Francesca Hayward.

Watch: 6 of the most romantic ballets

13 February 2017

We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.

The Sleeping Beauty dance highlight: the Bluebird pas de deux

7 February 2017

Who are the left-field fairytale characters who dance in the ballet's final act, and what makes their moment in the spotlight so spellbinding?

Remembering Peter Farmer (1936–2017)

3 January 2017

The designer worked extensively with The Royal Ballet throughout his career.

Awakening The Sleeping Beauty: Re-opening the Royal Opera House after World War II

28 December 2016

This wonderful classical ballet has a special place in The Royal Ballet’s history, marking a new beginning for the Company in more ways than one.

Cracking the code: The meaning of mime in ballet

16 December 2016

Classic ballets feature plenty of code, but what do these gestures mean, and why do they persist in the 21st century?

Painting with music: How Tchaikovsky used the orchestra to create unrivalled ballet scores

24 November 2016

The great Russian composer was a genius in orchestration, but he outdid himself with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Watch: How The Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

22 November 2016

Sewing, cutting, customizing and rehearsing: a lengthy process of preparation keeps our dancers on their toes.

Cast changes: The Sleeping Beauty on 21, 23, 29, 30 December 2016 and 3 January 2017

18 November 2016

Changes for role of Prince Florimund have been announced.

Watch: The Sleeping Beauty in rehearsal

17 November 2016

Catch up on our livestream on demand and get a glimpse into rehearsals for the return of a Royal Ballet classic, 70 years after its debut.

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