The Australian Ballet’s Fairy Tale Series – a series of three world premieres - will be screened on three nights only by CinemaLive. The Sleeping Beauty on 4th October 2016, Cinderella on 23rd November 2016 and Coppeliaon 19th April 2017.
McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty. This is an exquisite, classical retelling of a favourite fairy tale based on Marius Petipa’s ballet. This landmark production has been described as the world’s most extravagant ballet, featuring imaginative and lavish sets and costumes by world-renowned designer Gabriela Tylesova. The sumptuous sets evoke the splendour of the Imperial court and the magic of elves, nymphs and fairies.
Next in The Fairy Tale series is the award-winning production of Cinderella, which will play a limited exclusive London season at the Coliseum this July, before its world premiere to cinema audiences in late 2016. The critically acclaimed production was created by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world’s most sought after choreographers, with extraordinary designs by Jerome Kaplan.
The third and final production in this series is Coppélia - a sparkling tale of magic and mischief, it has been lovingly revived by founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie and exquisitely dressed by Master Designer Kristian Fredrikson. It will have its world premiere in cinemas in April 2017.