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11 Mar

Vyacheslav Krut’ is débuting as Prince Désiré in the ballet The Sleeping Beauty on March 15

Vyacheslav Krut’, the ballet artist of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, graduate of Moscow State Academy of Choreography is débuting as Prince Désiré in the ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty. The performance is to be on stage on March 15.

Olena Kondratyeva is leading as Princess Aurora; Yury Medvedev is dancing the part of Gallifron, Prince Désiré's tutor, Vladimir Borisov, Honoured Artist of Ukraine is performing the part of The evil Carabosse, Catherina Kalchenko is appearing as The Lilac Fairy. 

Olena Kondratyeva and Vyacheslav Krut’ in Don Quixote. 23rd of November 2012. Photo by Cyril Stoyanov

Other principals involved in the show are Olga Rozhevich, Honoured Artist of Ukraine, Polina Osetrova, Oksana Demchenko, Ksenia Kravchenko, Olena Lavrynenko, Ellina Pokhodnyh, Radmila Aitova, Lyudmila Grekova, Tetyana Afanyutina, Anastasia Bannikova, Stanislav Skrynnik, Dmytro Sharay , Koya Okawa, Pavlo Gryts.

The conductor for the performance is Oleksandr Sotnikov, Honoured Artist of Russia.

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the three ballets by Pyotr Tchaikovsky based on the fairy-tale La Belle au bois Dormant by Charles Perrot. The choreographer Marius Petipa developed the detailed musical and scenic plan. He was also a ballet master for the original production. The premier took place in St. Petersburg in January 1890. In 1903 The Sleeping Beauty became the second in popularity dancing show after The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Puny in the repertoire of Imperial Ballet.

“The ballet art in the end of the 19th century acquired real artistic and esthetic significance. It became serious art. The ballet (after The Sleeping Beauty - ed.) was able to put on stage deep feelings and thoughts about the truth, life and death, light and darkness, not just to entertain with simple plots and dances”, – as Nelly Ivanova-Georgiyevskaya, the connoisseur of ballet art, writes.