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'Sleeping Beauty' at Cineplex Feb 19

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Dramatic lighting and costumes in The Australian Ballet’s production of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’.
Graceful dancers in a scene from The Australian Ballet’s production of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’.
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The Sleeping Beauty by The Australian Ballet will be shown at Palace Cineplex on Sunday, February 19, under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency John Pilbeam, Australian high commissioner to the Caribbean,

The showing is made possible through Palace Amusement's partnership with CinemaLive. The Australian High Commission has joined forces with Palace Amusement Company and The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited for the inaugural encore broadcast of The Australian Ballet's The Fairy Tale Series, The Sleeping Beauty.

The Australian Ballet company seeks to "inspire, delight and challenge audiences" and regularly represents Australia on the world stage, performing to critical acclaim in 87 cities, including New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Paris. The Australian Ballet presents upwards of 250 shows and 1,700 education and audience engagement events each year.

In addition to 80 dancers, The Australian Ballet employs master craftspeople and leaders in injury prevention, dance education, marketing and philanthropy, as well as an orchestra of 62 musicians (Orchestra Victoria).

The Fairy Tale Series will feature three performances, Cinderella, Coppelia and The Sleeping Beauty.

The new production of The Sleeping Beauty by David McAllister, artistic director of The Australian Ballet, takes the fairy tale into the modern age, with lavish sets and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova and staging, designs and choreography which has been never seen before.

Tickets are on sale at the box office, Palace Cineplex, and via the web at www.palaceamusement.com with any major credit card or a Palace Card.