Sleeping Beauty: Raising the Barre
February 4, 2012
At the christening of princess Aurora, the evil fairy Carabosse throws a terrible curse upon her and predicts that she will prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. Fortunately, the Lilac Fairy who has not yet offered her gift, lessens the curse: Aurora will be plunged into a deep sleep for a hundred years but will be awakened by a prince’s kiss. The fateful birthday arrives and the king and queen urge the beautiful princess to choose a husband. Having forgotten about diabolical Carabosse, they do not notice that, disguised as an old woman, Carabosse is approaching Aurora...