The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. Sponsored by Kheops International. Admission Free. The Tilly Hour starts at 1 p.m.
The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her 16th birthday, falling into a deep slumber of 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell. The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, “a truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). Sponsored by Kheops International. Admission free. The Tilly Hour starts at 1 p.m.
The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption. Sponsored by Kheops International. Admission free. The Tilly Hour starts a 1 p.m.