Cincinnati Ballet Presents 'The Sleeping Beauty' at Music Hall

The choreographer calls it "a 21st-century version that pays homage to a 19th-century classic"

click to enlarge "The Sleeping Beauty" - Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Ballet
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Ballet
"The Sleeping Beauty"

The Cincinnati Ballet revisits a fairy tale classic with The Sleeping Beauty.

The last time the ballet staged The Sleeping Beauty was during the 2010-2011 season and this rendition features Tchaikovsky’s score, played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, with choreography by Devon Carney.

“It’s a 21st-century version that pays homage to a 19th-century classic,” Carney said in a release.

The ballet tells the story of princess Aurora, who is cursed by an evil fairy to prick her finger on the needle of a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday and die. But instead of death, a good fairy grants 100 years of sleep, until Aurora is awakened by true love’s kiss.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 8 p.m.  Feb. 15; 2 and 8 p.m.  Feb. 16; 1 and 6:30 p.m.  Feb. 17. $40 on Valentine’s Day; $36-$128 other performances. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cballet.org.

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