The Sleeping Beauty

Associate Director

Kami Barrett-Batchelder Associate Director


The Sleeping Beauty

“Sleeping Beauty” by Charles Perrault, or “Little Briar Rose” by the Brothers Grimm, is a classic fairy tale which involves a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. It is a story that Lifelong Learning is going to present on April 19, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. in the FAU LLS Jupiter Auditorium via a National Theatre Live program.


The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

The Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter is now partnering with National Theatre Live (NTL), which broadcasts world-class theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet productions to cinemas in the U.K. and internationally. The programs that LLS will show will not be live performances, but pre-recorded programs.

The first performance that LLS will present will be The Sleeping Beauty by the Bolshoi Ballet. This timeless story is a wonderful performance to highlight as the first event of this partnership.

Olga Smirnova Sleeping Beauty PHoto by Pierce Jackson for Pathe Live (1)(1) (002)

Olga Smirnova Sleeping Beauty Photo by Pierce Jackson

The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The score was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty). The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa, a French and Russian ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer. Petipa is considered to be the most influential ballet master and choreographer in ballet history. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. The work has become one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets.

As the first performance in a series of programs that we will share from National Theatre Live, we hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members and non-members.

 To learn more about the Bolshoi Ballet, visit

 To register for the National Theatre Live pre-recorded broadcast, The Sleeping Beauty, visit This program will have an intermission.



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