Le Ballet de l'Opera national du Rhin's Les Beaux dormants ©Nis&For

Les Beaux dormants (The Sleeping Beauties)

2124 November 2019
The performance lasts about 50 minutes; there is no interval
Linbury Theatre
Ballet and dance

Growing up is inescapable. Le Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin performs Hélène Blackburn’s family ballet freely inspired by The Sleeping Beauty– not only a classic tale, but a reflection on one of the most important stages of life too. Les Beaux dormants (The Sleeping Beauties) explores all the changes – physical and emotional – that come with blossoming adulthood: easy for some, but a nightmare for others. With its new take on a familiar work, this is an immediately engaging ballet for everyone. Rediscover the sleeping beauty ready for awakening in the heart of each of us, whether child or adult.

Suitable for ages 8+


CompanyLe Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin

ChoreographyHélène Blackburn

Choreography assistantCai Glover

MusicMartin Tétreault

Lighting designerEmilie B-Beaulieu and Hélène Blackburn


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