WHAT: Be enthralled by this utterly modern re-boot of the enduring ballet classic of Sleeping Beauty that takes Charles Perrault’s famous fairy tale and sets it to the music of Tchaikovsky.
As a highlight of its first artistic period at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the Greek National Opera presents an impressive new version of Sleeping Beauty from two acclaimed artists: the well-known Swedish choreographer, film maker and dancer Pontus Lidberg, who has worked with the New York City Ballet, the Monte Carlo Ballet and the Dresden Opera; and the acclaimed British set and costume designer, Patrick Kinmonth, who has worked as British Vogue’s creative director and on stage designs for operas and ballets for some of the world’s leading opera houses.
Lidberg/Kinmonth’s updated version of Sleeping Beauty moves through the four seasons of the year, symbolizing birth, love, life, and death, in a production charaterised by brightly-colored sets, which dance in tandem with the dancers from the Greek National Opera’s Corps de Ballet.
Tickets range from €15-60 (with limited visibility seats €10).
WHEN: November 22, 24, 25, 26.
December 3, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 31.
WHERE: Stavros Niarchos Hall, SNFCC, Leof. Syngrou 365, tel: 216.809.1000, www.snfcc.org
Insider Weekly, November 15, 2017.