Olympic Ballet stages ‘Sleeping Beauty’

With music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa, “The Sleeping Beauty,” the ballet, first appeared on stage in 1890 at St. Petersburg’s Imperial Mariinsky Theatre.

By all accounts, it was a transformational premier of a work that has gone on to influence contemporary ballet. Not only is the production a staple of many a modern dance company, George Ballanchine performed in a production when he was 10.

Now, Edmonds’ own Olympic Ballet Threatre mounts a highlights production of “The Sleeping Beauty,” paired with a new dance set to a score by Charles Griffes.

The Griffes piece is a collaborative project with the Seattle Chamber Players.

“The Kairn of Koridwen,” is a dance-drama by Griffes, an American composer who worked at the turn of the 20th century. The piece was adapted from “Les Grandes Legendes de France,” and is a tale of forbidden love between the druidess Carmelis and Mordred, a Gallic warrior in search of adventure.

There are four performances beginning at 9:30 and 11 a.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, then at 5 p.m. April 20 at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $20 for children 10 and younger, $25 for seniors and $30 for adults at 425-774-7570.

Jackson Holtz

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