Houston Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
In celebration of his 80th birthday, Houston Ballet will revive Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson’s spectacular staging of The Sleeping Beauty, which launched Stevenson’s career as a choreographer in London in 1967.
The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. The ballet is based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years - only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her. Desmond Heeley's spectacular designs beautifully evoke the magic, drama and whimsy of this great work.