Bolshoi Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty at The Atkinson

Bolshoi Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty at The Atkinson

Tchaikovsky’s adaptation of Charles Perrault’s fairy-tale The Sleeping Beauty danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be shown at The Atkinson on Sunday, January 29 at 3pm.

This ballet is part of a series presenting this season three masterpieces in production by Bolshoi’s historical ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, who turned 90 years old in January.

More than 1,600 cinemas in over 60 countries: over 35 countries will show the broadcast from Moscow.


For this one-time event, the young and rising star principal Olga Smirnova will be dancing the main part of Princess Aurora, who falls for Fairy Carabosse’s (danced by Alexei Loparevich) trick and falls into a slumber of 100 years. In the role of Prince Désiré, whose kiss will eventually bring her back to life; will be danced by talented principal Semyon Chudin.


This cinema-exclusive release of The Sleeping Beauty is the second in a series of three ballets this season, after the Nutcracker last December and followed by Swan Lake (varying dates in February 2017). These three ballets have been restaged by Yuri Grigorovich, the Bolshoi’s legendary ballet master who turned 90 on January 2, 2017.

Since the 1960s, the Russian choreographer has staged a great number of ballets for the Bolshoi, repertoire classics along with modern creations, and has given the company some of its most celebrated productions to this day.

The Sleeping Beauty, 2 Acts

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Music Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

Musical direction Pavel Sorokin

With Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (the Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine).

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

The Sleeping Beauty can be seen at The Atkinson on Sunday 22 January at 3pm. Tickets are £10 or £15.50 with Afternoon Tea/ £18 with Afternoon Tea & Prosecco. Enjoy your Afternoon Tea before the show served in the Bakery from 12pm.

To book tickets for this event or to find out more information about all the other events and activities at The Atkinson, please visit or call our friendly Box Office team on 01704 533333.

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.






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Bolshoi Ballet Live

The Sleeping Beauty

Sunday 22 January


Posted on 16 January 2017 under General news

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