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The Sleeping Beauty – Online premiere of The Czech National Ballet exclusively on YouTube


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The Sleeping Beauty – Fairy-tale ballet by Márcia Haydée

The Sleeping Beauty – Fairy-tale ballet by Márcia Haydée
Online premiere of The Czech National Ballet exclusively on YouTube

The narrative ballet The Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa, based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, was first performed in 1890 in St Petersburg. The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Now its adaptation as crafted by the legendary prima ballerina Márcia Haydée is set to become part of the Czech National Ballet’s repertoire, as a remarkable artefact of the classical ballet spiritual legacy.

  • The Czech premiere of Márcia Haydée’s The Sleeping Beauty will be presented exclusively on the Czech National Ballet’s official YouTube channel.
  • The recording of the performance at the State Opera of the classical narrative ballet will be available from Thursday 29 April 2021 at 19.00.
  • Record of the choreography will be staying online until 5 May 2021, free for seven days.
  • There will be presented Online Interview with Márcia Haydée, on the same date, on our official YouTube channel.
  • This will be the Czech National Ballet’s contribution to the celebration marking International Dance Day 2021.

Watch here: The Sleeping Beauty of The Czech National Ballet on YouTube

International Dance Day
this ocasion has been celebrated worldwide since 1982, on 29 April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), a great ballet reformer, dubbed by his contemporaries the “Shakespeare of Dance”.
This year too, we will celebrate dance as a universal, enormously diverse art form. The day strives to encourage participation and education in dance. The day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the art form dance, and acts as a wake up call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value to the people.

The National Theatre feels immensely honoured that Márcia Haydée has come to Prague to prepare in person the new production of her choreography with the Czech National Ballet dancers. Her visit was an exceptional cultural event, also serving as a prime example of tenacity and artistic involvement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The ballet based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale about a cursed sleeping kingdom has become truly topical. We have been waiting a whole year to receive its live premiere in front of an audience.

During the filming The State Opera Orchestra wasn´t able to play. The music was recorded by the Santiago de Chile Philharmonic Orchestra, to whom we extend our gratitude. We thank for the goodwill and cooperativeness they have shown at this fraught time.

Cast: The Czech National Ballet soloists and corps de ballet; Dance Conservatory of the Capital City of Prague students; Ballet Preparatory School of National Theatre pupils; extras

Our partner PRECIOSA adorns this production with jewellery.

photo: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu

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