Ballet Ariel opens with “Aurora’s Wedding,” the third act of “Sleeping Beauty”
Ballet Ariel opens its silver anniversary, 25th season with “Aurora’s Wedding,” the third act of “Sleeping Beauty” staged by Oleg Dedogryuk and Patricia Renzetti.
The ballet is set to music composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, completed in 1889. In this joyful act, familiar fairy tale favorites assemble for the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré, including Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, the Bluebird and Princess Florine, and Puss in Boots and the Cat. After the guests have paid their respects to the couple, Aurora and Désiré dance a grand pas de deux (for two dancers) before being joined by their guests as the kingdom rejoices.
The production, performed in one act and without intermission, presents a rare and delightful opportunity for fans of all ages to see beloved fairy tale characters together in one place.
A Tea Party after each of the matinee performances, complete with savory and sweet treats served with ice tea and lemonade, is a wonderful chance to meet the costumed dancers and take pictures with them.
Ballet performances will be held at three locations:
Saturday, Oct. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre
119 Park Ave. West, Denver 80205
Saturday, Oct. 14, 3:00 p.m.
Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver 80246
Sunday, Oct. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Parsons Theatre at the Northglenn Recreation Center
1 E. Memorial Parkway, Northglenn, 80233
Tickets are $25 Adult, $23 Seniors/Students, $20 Children. Each ticket includes both the performance and tea party.
For information on purchasing tickets, please visit the Ballet Ariel website at www.balletariel.org or call 303-945-4388.