The Sleeping Beauty

A new family ballet

Oct 24-27 (incl. Sat matinée)
Nov 1-3 (incl. Sat matinée)

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A brand-new spin on this timeless classic. Experience the world premiere of Christopher Anderson’s retelling of The Sleeping Beauty, with a decidedly western Canadian sensibility.

Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s noble score, Anderson’s grand interpretation of this most famous fairy tale will transport all to the kingdom that slept 100 years.


Cursed by a wicked fairy, the newborn Princess Aurora is fated to die from a prick to her finger on her sixteenth birthday. A good fairy intervenes to alter the wicked fairy’s tragic spell: instead of dying, Princess Aurora, and her entire kingdom, will fall into a deep sleep. Only true love’s kiss will unleash the power to awaken her and the rest of her kingdom.


This pinnacle of classical dance is heralded as ballet’s most sumptuous and artistically exacting masterpiece. Both the regal visual splendor and Tchaikovsky’s monumental score will enchant the entire family.


Christopher Anderson’s singular interpretation substitutes the fairy tale’s usual European setting with awe-inspiring landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Audiences will thrill at the grandeur of this breathtaking event.


Experience an epic production whose great classicism is now infused with a majestic local aesthetic and great Albertan pride.


Christopher Anderson, inspired by Marius Petipa


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


The Sleeping Beauty is one of the grandest
expressions of classical dance - and the
friendliest family ballet - ever conceived.


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