The Sleeping Beauty in New Rochelle

The Sleeping Beauty in New Rochelle

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    Whitney Theater

    265 Clove Road

    (off North Avenue)

    New Rochelle, NY 10801

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    The classic story of Aurora awakened by pure love, choreographed by Chiara Ajkun, in a joined performance with children of the community.

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    The enchanting world of fairies and luminous vignettes in a ballet by Chiara Ajkun. The classic story of Princess Aurora cursed to sleep by the Maleficent and awakened after 100 years by the pure love of Prince Désiré is enriched by evocative characters from a wide range of well-known tales and performed by the Company along Children from the local community.

    In a magic Kingdom, a Princess was born and named Aurora (Burbine). During her birth celebration, three good fairies arrived with gifts. Aurora received the gift of courage and levity but before the Lilac Fairy (Brown) bestowed hers the evil fairy Carabosse (AKA Maleficent) appeared. Carabosse (Delli Priscoli) gave the Princess a terrible curse for not being invited. Before the sun set on Aurora’ sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy cast her spell to soften Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, rather fall in a deep slumber, only to be awaken by true love. On the day of her sixteenth’s birthday, noble suitors came for the Princess hand. Among them was Prince Désiré (Tafaj). The Maleficent soon appeared and put Aurora in a trance; the Princess pricked her finger and felled in a deep sleep. The Lilac Fairy steered Désiré in Aurora’s dream and he bestowed a gentle kiss on the Princess, breaking the curse. The court assembled to celebrate the marriage of Aurora and Désiré, and the festivities began with a series of divertissements danced by characters from other tales.

    Choreography: Chiara Ajkun after Marius Petipa

    Music: Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

    Libretto: Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa’s adaptation of the fairy tale by Charles Perrault “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”

    Performing Company: Ajkun Ballet Theatre | and Children of the Community.

    No intermission.

    For Inquiries about the show, please email or call + 1 (347) 346-9951.

    The Whitney Theater is located on campus at the New Rochelle High School.