Favorite Ballets: The Sleeping Beauty

In which I discuss another ballet I really enjoyed: The Royal Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty.

Nebula costume by BeBaGo (Etsy, Facebook, Instagram)

Nebula helm by Carol Datura Riot (Etsy, Facebook, Instagram)

Disclaimer: I’m in no way affiliated with the Royal Ballet or Royal Opera House and are not driving any benefit from talking about them.

The Sleeping Beauty recommended links

Streaming on Marquee TV (The Royal Ballet, 2016 production)

Playlist of behind the scenes, making of, and clips
Clip: Carabosse Curses Aurora (McNally is just astonishing in this role)


2016 Rehearsal (1 hour 15 minutes, 2016, Kristen McNally, Olivia Cowley, “Carabosse”; Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Tierny Heap, ” Songbird and Enchanted Garden Fairies”)
2019 Rehearsal (1 hour 14 minutes, 2019, Yu Hang, “Fairy of the Woodland Glade”; discussion of “Les Beaux Dormants”; Sae Maeda, Leticia Dias, “Songbird and Golden Vine Fairies”)
Carabosse (15 minutes, 2011, Kristen McNally)
Pas de Deux* (20 minutes, 2014, Yuhui Choe, Benjamin Ella)
Pas de Deux* (10 minutes, 2016, Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball)
Fairies and Cavaliers (20 minutes, 2019, a lot of people)
Rose Adage (20 minutes, 2019, Fumi Kaneko, Joseph Aumeer, Téo Dubreuil, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Thomas Mock)

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