Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, Alberta
Once upon a dream, in a production where ballet dance and fairytales reign supreme, prepare for a show that will awaken the Edmonton crowd! The Sleeping Beauty plays at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday, November 4th. The Alberta Ballet’s rendition of this beloved tale returns to the stage featuring the symphonic score by Tchaikovsky accompanied by exacting choreography by Marius Pepita. As a bonus, audiences will get to witness Christopher Anderson’s genius artistic direction in this fresh perspective of the slumbering princess’ story that presents a local twist, showcasing familiar Canadian backdrops in the set! Boasting a new look partnered with a historic charm, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is definitely a contender as the ultimate arts and cultural community center in all of Canada. With this, it has established itself as the best place to watch the magical live production! Don’t snooze on this opportunity! Collect your tickets today by clicking the “Get Tickets” button above.
The Alberta Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday, November 4th, and viewers of all ages are welcome to catch the event!
Dedicated to professional performances, the Alberta Ballet announced their upcoming ‘23/’24 season that aims to “place creativity center stage” by releasing three full-length ballets and a double-bill. For four nights, the familiar story of Sleeping Beauty will be presented at the Jubilee Auditorium with a local spin as it features the magnificent landscapes and foliage of the Canadian Rockies.
Choreographer and associate artistic director Christopher Anderson shares his thoughts about this unique twist with the Edmonton Journal. “It’s a quintessential ballet, and this show is constructed and staged in a way that pays tribute to the great history of past productions,” he starts. “I’ve added some new choreographic elements, but there are also still a lot of the hallmark moments that you would expect from this ballet.”
Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Aurora, a princess who is cursed by a wicked fairy to sleep for a century and can only be saved by true love. Alberta Ballet’s version stays true to this plot while adding elements of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score and Marius Pepita’s original choreography to enhance the ballet experience.
“It is a pleasure to see a company put so much into understanding the ballet’s highly sophisticated movement language intricacies. Alberta Ballet showed, in the most intimate terms, exactly how The Sleeping Beauty can be a dazzling cross-section of everything international that was popular in Russian ballet at the end of the nineteenth century,” the Calgary Herald shares about the live performance.
The production would not be complete without the aid of the creative team behind each effect shown on-stage. See the full list of credits below:
ARTISTIC CREDITS FOR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Artistic Direction by Christopher Anderson
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume Design by David Heuvel and Peter Cazalet
Set Design by Curtis Van Charles and Carvel Creative
People all over the nation continue to be impressed by the Edmonton theater’s updated staging technology and fresh atmosphere. You definitely don’t want to sleep on this chance to see a beloved tale reimagined in a beloved venue! Head to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday, November 4th, for Alberta Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty.