Timeless Ballet Classic Sleeping Beauty To Hit Stage On Aug. 24 and 25

Lumière Ballet’s Aina Tadokoro performs as one of the three fairies in Sleeping Beauty. (Photo by Ben Gancsos)

The Lumière Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty, a story ballet in three scenes, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m., at the Tanner Park Bandshell in Copiague.
Free admission. The event is made possible with funding from Suffolk County.

The ballet is based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, La Belle au Bois Dormant (Beauty Asleep in the Woods). The ballet was created by Marius Petipa with music by Peter Tchaikovsky and premiered in 1890 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Lumière Ballet artistic directors, Svetlana Caton and Venti Petrov, are staging the lead and supporting roles truthfully to Petipa’s choreography and interpretation as conceived in Russia at the Imperial Maryinsky Theater in 1890. The ensemble dancing is choreographed by Svetlana Caton.

The company is based in Bay Shore and performs across Long Island. For more information, visit lumiereballet.com.

—Submitted by Lumière Ballet

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