The Sleeping Beauty

National Ballet of Canada Review - Sleeping Beauty

National Ballet of Canada Review: The Sleeping Beauty

January 30, 2020 National Ballet of Canada The Sleeping Beauty Washington, D.C. For a ballet that is so familiar with audience members of all ages, there were some surprises during National Ballet of Canada’s The Sleeping Beauty at The Kennedy Center  last night. Rudolf Nureyev’s 1972 production of this fairytale classic does not skimp on the grandeur and pageantry – the palace scene costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis are intricately gilded (with perhaps an excessive use of feathered headpieces) – and the choreography is chock-full of courtly processions, yet even this grandiosity is not...

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