Set to the classical music of Tchaikovsky in a tiny and magical kingdom beneath the roots of a lush, giant tree, the ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora, the evil spell cast on her 16th birthday, and the gallant prince who breaks the curse with a kiss. A cast of fourteen dancers brings to life one of the most beloved fairytales of all time.
To enhance the experience, Artistic Director Diana Byer will hold a 5-minute workshop before each show to educate the children on the inner workings of the production. As a section of Sleeping Beauty includes mime, Ms. Byer asks the children to stand at their seats and learn the mimed sections. She explains what each gesture means so they can easily follow the ballet.
Each seat at the intimate Florence Gould Hall offers an excellent view of the stage. Tickets are $31 for children and $36 for adults and can be purchased at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800-982-2787) or the box office at 55 East 59th Street (212-355-6160). Group rates are available. For all other locations please visit venue website for price and purchasing information.
Or you can enter to win a pair of tickets to Sleeping Beauty at the NY Theatre Ballet!
All you have to do to win is leave a comment below and let me know which show you would choose – March 10th or 11th – and who you would take. Please be sure to leave an email address or Twitter handle IN YOUR RESPONSE below (this is important!)
Winners will be chosen on Friday, March 2nd at noon. The winner will have 24 hours to accept the prize or it will go to the runner-up.
Disclosure: Giveaway courtesy of the NY Theatre Ballet.