La Belle au bois dormant © Yacobson Ballet
© Yacobson Ballet
27 > 30 June 2019
Grand Théâtre de Genève

The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet in a prologue and three acts on music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (opus 66)
Libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, Marius Petipa based on the tale by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. Version by the Yacobson Ballet, first performed on 28 October 2016.

Duration: approx. 3h15 (with two intermissions)

By inviting the Yacobson Ballet, a second company invited during the same season, the Grand Théâtre wishes to demonstrate its love for choreographic art. Every year, the Ballet of the Grand Théâtre offers the public two new programmes inviting budding and/or established choreographers. After Swan Lake by the National Ballet of China, here is The Sleeping Beauty by the Yacobson Ballet founded in 1969, Russia’s first independent company and one of the major companies on the international stage. The premiere of The Sleeping beauty took place at Saint-Petersburg in 1890. This performance aims to revive the spectacular performance of the past in a way that will appeal to today’s audiences. Jean-Guillaume Bart wants to portray more than a simple distillation of its technical prowess. The choreographer considers ballet dancing as narration through body language. For him, the combination between classical choreography and music has its own dynamic, expressive and narrative character. Don’t hesitate to come and see the dance of the fairy Carabosse and understand the origin of her hatred.

Choreorgrapher Jean-Guillaume Bart
Musical Director Alexander Titov
Set & Costumes Designer Olga Shaishmelashvili
Lighting Designer Evgeny Ganzburg
Yacobson Ballet
Saint-Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater
Saint Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Jun 2019
Thursday 27 |  7:30 pm
Friday 28 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 29 |  7:30 pm
Sunday 30 |  3 pm

Performances at the Place de Neuve