What is a “Fairy-Tailored” Performance?
Our upcoming performance of Sleeping Beauty is a bit different than you may have seen before. We are so excited to introduce the idea of a “fairy-tailored” performance of ballet classics to our Charlotte audience and beyond. But what exactly does it mean?
The original Sleeping Beauty ballet is 3+ hours long! Our fairy-tailored version is just under 2 hours.
Many ballets use pantomime (or expressive movements) to help tell their story. This fairy-tailored version introduces an actual narrator to the stage (shown above!) to help you understand the plot!
Its goal is to make this classical ballet more accessible, understandable, and family-friendly
A three-hour ballet can be a bit long (we know, we’ve seen quite a few). We hope this reduced version is an opportunity to introduce this ballet masterwork to new audiences and families of all ages!