The Sleeping Beauty | Grand Kyiv Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty


The Sleeping Beauty is an incredibly fabulous and beautiful ballet about the power of love, which has been delighting audiences on the world’s best stages for more than 100 years.


The Sleeping Beauty. Fragment from second act. Kateryna Kukhar.


Three-act ballet extravaganza is based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale of the same name. As people say, devil is in the details and it seems that in this ballet they are all thought out down to the smallest minutiae. From the general atmosphere of the French court of King Louis XIV to the enchanting music and exquisite classical choreography.


The Sleeping Beauty. Fragment from second act. Oleksandr Stoianov.


The ballet is full of a variety of dances, variations of soloists, sensual duets and spectacular scenes with the participation of the corps de ballet. A special pleasure is given by the amazing, colorful dances of the fairies: The Lilac fairy and fairies of Tenderness, Liveliness, Generosity, Courage and Serenity, who, according to the story line, endow the newborn girl with their gifts.


This performance became a solemn event in the history of musical and choreographic art in the end of the 19th century. Since then classical ballet has been a treasure in the repertoire of almost all major theaters of the world.


Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Choreography: The performance uses choreographic fragments created by Fyodor Lopukhov.


Libretto: Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa based on a Charles Perrault’s fairytale.