Classical ballet

Meet Aurora from ‘Sleeping Beauty’: Her native language is classical ballet

Thanks to the composer Tchaikovsky and the choreographer Marius Petipa, the preparation for the heroine’s entrance in “La Belle au bois dormant” is the most powerful of all ballets. Act I is Princess Aurora’s 20th birthday. (Many productions change it to his 16th.) The scene begins with the king punishing, then forgiving, some harmless knitters […]