THE AWAKENING PAS DE DEUX
The Sleeping Beauty, from Act II


Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Staged by Grant Coyle
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Costumes by Lila De Nobili


The Awakening Pas de Deux received its world premiere as part of a new production of The Sleeping Beauty by The Royal Ballet on December 17, 1968 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, danced by Antoinette Sibley as Princess Aurora and Donald MacLeary as Prince Florimund.

The Awakening Pas de Deux was given its United States premiere, also as part of the new production of The Sleeping Beauty, by The Royal Ballet on May 1, 1969 at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, danced by the same cast.

The Awakening Pas de Deux was first performed as a separate entity at the Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton special performance on July 24, 1970 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell.

The Awakening Pas de Deux was given its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York on May 17, 2010, danced by Paloma Herrera and Cory Stearns.



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