If you read my 14 Days Top Six in the March 7 issue you’ll perhaps recall that I was curious about what the Royal Winnipeg Ballet had planned for this performance. Over the last decade or so it’s developed a real reputation for presenting avant garde multi-media productions of famous stories like Dracula, Alice In Wonderland, Carmen and Moulin Rouge.
Sleeping Beauty, in contrast, is part of the classical ballet canon. In the Top Six I wondered if this was going to be a traditional performance of the Tchaikovsky classic, which the RWB is certainly capable of delivering, or if they were going to rework it and present a modern, multi-media version. Well, after visiting the RWB website, I think it’s more the former, with perhaps some edgy, more modern staging elements.
The Sleeping Beauty goes Monday night at Conexus Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30.50-$66 and can be obtained by calling 525-9999. And to give you a taste here’s video of a high end production of the ballet from 2007: