St Petersburg, Mariinsky II

Sleeping Beauty Dreams

The European fairy-tale about the Sleeping Beauty has been interpreted on many occasions by the great masters, but they all remained silent as to what the enchanted princess dreamed about during her hundred years of sleep. Sleeping Beauty Dreams opens a new chapter in this classic tale. In this innovative show, the most up-to-date technology embody the metamorphoses of the images of the Sleeping Beauty's dreams.

The production's creators refer to their pet project as a progressive fantasy, a synthesis of modern dance and cutting-edge technology through which it is possible to research our dreams, fears, temptations and life-changing decisions.

Mariinsky Theatre prima ballerina Diana Vishneva will be performing the role of Princess Aurora. The role of the Prince will be danced by Marijn Rademaker. Dreams came about thanks to the set designer Tobias Gremmler who collaborates with Bjork, costume designer Bart Hess who works with Lady Gaga, choreographer Edward Klug, lighting designer Laurent Fort and EDM-pioneers Noisia / Thijs de Vlieger, whose music features in many Hollywood blockbusters and who collaborate with such musicians as Skrillex and deadmau5.






Age category 12+

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