Analysis Of Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty

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The Houston Ballet performed Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s full-length Sleeping Beauty at the Brown Theater inside the Wortham Theater Center. The performance was choreographed by Emeritus Ben Stevenson. According to the press, to celebrate the director’s 80th birthday, the staging was the revival that launched his successful career in London nearly fifty-years ago. Recognized as supreme achievement of classic ballet, Sleeping Beauty is based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault. The tale is involves, a beautiful princess being cursed by an evil fairy, dooming her to sleep for a hundred years-only to be awakened by a kiss from a prince who truly loves her. The two parts being analyzed are the introduction of Carabosse in the Prologue and pas de deux of The Wedding Celebration.
Enter Carabosse
As the king’s loyal minister, completes checking the invitation
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Also other characters from fairytales join in the celebration at kingdom. The setting is shines and shimmer, a glow that implies happiness throughout the kingdom. The white lavish tutu Aurora is dressed seems very bridal, and Prince Desiré, the groom, wearing a white blazer with a golden trim. The music notes were softer legato notes. The audience in the section seemed to enjoy the conclusion as much as myself. The last dance of the ballet is a pas de deux format, Princess Aurora and the Prince showoff their technique to the fullest. The dance is narrative center around celebrating the awoken princess by her prince and prosperity of the kingdom. Aurora and the Prince dance together, then the Prince and Aurora each dance alone; and then together again at the end. Their dance begins slowly, which displays the exceptional poise the dancers possess. But the momentum increases as both dancers occupy the majority of the stage. The focus of both characters as equals imparts a sense of balance for the final

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