Music: Sleeping Beauty

On her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora pricks herself on a distaff and falls sound asleep. Prince Désiré goes hunting, a Fairy shows him a vision of the sleeping Princess, he dances with her still asleep. But it takes over two hours to straighten her affairs. . . . Because it is the longest ballet ever written and one of the most elaborate, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty is seldom danced entire. The Philadelphia Ballet Company last week made musical history by giving the first U. S.*performance without a cut.

Hundreds of ballet lovers, even some from California,...

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