This post has been sponsored by Omaha Performing Arts. I received tickets for the ballet in return for helping them advertise.
When my sister and I were little, her favorite movie was Sleeping Beauty. I couldn't tell you why, but she was enamored of this thing. She would come home from preschool or kindergarten, we'd watch it, we'd go up to our room to act it out (guess who was always Aurora? I'll give you a hint. It was never me. *grumbles*).
The Sleeping Beauty is part of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s glorious repertoire of storybook ballets, which includes The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. The Sleeping Beauty is a cherished ballet that transports audiences to a kingdom of fairytale princesses, malevolent witches, and a true love’s kiss. One of the most renowned ballets in the classical repertoire, the Moscow Festival Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty is enjoyable for all ages.
Founded in 1989 by legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, the company brings together elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies. Russian dancers under Radchenko’s direction have staged new productions of timeless classics including Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita andCarmen, as well as commissioned new works. Their last performance in Omaha was Swan Lake in April 2014.
Tickets start at $20 and are available through Ticket Omaha* at 402.345.0606, TicketOmaha.com or the Ticket Omaha office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets.
I'm beyond excited to see this performance. I haven't been to a real ballet since I was ten and performed at The Rose Theatre in their first dance program. I took jazz and tap and performed in Broadway Town. Afterward, the ballet school performed A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was my first Shakespeare.
It's so great that Omaha is this bustling hub of artistic expression. When I went to college, I had to go to St. Louis or Kansas City for this level of performance.
- What: “The Sleeping Beauty” featuring the Moscow Festival Ballet
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- Where: Omaha’s Orpheum Theater
- Link to purchase tickets: http://www.ticketomaha.com/
I was provided tickets from my friends at Omaha Performing Arts in exchange for this blog
- Do you have a favorite ballet?
- What's your favorite Fairy Tale?