Royal Danish Ballet unveils Christopher Wheeldon’s new Sleeping Beauty this week

Young choreographer Christopher Wheeldon created The Wanderers for The Royal Danish Ballet in 2008. This season the Company commissioned him to do a completely new version of The Sleeping Beauty. According to the RDB website  his take on the classic is “a fantasy-filled adventure for both children and adults offering drama and sublime classical dance”. French set designer Jérôme Kaplan has designed the sets and costumes for the production which is to be unveiled this Friday. Ahead of the premiere a new trailer has been posted which makes us wish we could jump on a plane to Copenhagen:

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The Sleeping Beauty (Tornerose) runs at the Royal Danish Theatre from 26 November to 19 December. For more information & booking visit the RDB’s official website.

Principal Dancer Caroline Cavallo will retire from the Royal Danish Ballet following a 21-year career with the Company. She will dance her final performance in the role of Aurora on Wednesday evening, 15  December, 2010.

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