PERFORMING ARTS

The Sleeping Beauty by Australian Ballet

Australian Ballet’s artistic Director David McAllister consistently amazes Brisbane with a fresh take on their breathtaking performances.

The latest ballet to hit the Lyric Theatre, and Australian Ballet’s 45th performance, is The Sleeping Beauty. 

With the always beautiful lead Amber Scott (Princess Aurora) and regular guest artist from Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre David Hallberg (Prince Desire), The Sleeping Beauty enchanted their audience.

The Sleeping Beauty adapted the classic fairytale to include glittering fairies of joy, grace, musicality and more and fairytale creatures including Red Riding Hood and Cinderrella.

Set in the palace and it’s gate and grounds, the performance brought in incredible props including a China egg shaped baby cribb and a flower-filled glass bed for the princess to lay with the evil Carabosse’s curse. 

The set and costumes were designed by Gabriela Tylesova who featured the most captivating fairy tutu’s with feather skirting that let the dancers flutter over the stage. 

Another stunning scene was in the palace gardens when the courtiers danced with garlands to celebrate Princess Aurora’s birthday. The ballet dancers filled the stage with with a sea of mint green, pastel pink and an abundance of spring flowers. 

Australian Ballet delivered a fresh take on The Sleeping Beauty, truly delighting children and adults of all ages. 

Image by Australian Ballet

Details: Australian Ballet | The Dleeping Beauty | Lyric Theatre, QPAC | 24 February to 4 March

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