Following its 2022 performances of Swan Lake, The Royal Czech Ballet returns to the Redland Performing Arts Centre at 7.30pm on October 4 and 5 with a performance of Sleeping Beauty.
This classic masterpiece follows the story of Princess Aurora. When the bad fairy Carabosse is not invited by the King to the Princess’ christening, she casts a spell on the Princess that will mean she will die if pricked by a needle from the age of 16.
The King tries to protect his daughter by banning all needles in the Kingdom, however Princess Aurora accidentally pricks her finger on her 16th birthday.
One-hundred years later, a handsome prince stumbles upon the Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora, where she is awoken from her sleep and witchcraft is defeated.
Soloists include former Australian Ballet’s Natalya Kusch with Nikolay Nazarkevich.
Natalya was born in Nikopol, Ukraine. She began her dance career in 1998 at the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, before moving to Vienna to study classical ballet.
From 2005 Natalya was a solist with the Vienna State Ballet, before moving to Australia to work as a principal dancer with Queensland Ballet under Li Cunxin.
In 2015, she joined the Australian Ballet under David McAllister. Naralya is now a guest soloist with The Royal Czech Ballet’s tour of Australia.
Nikolay was born in Chisinau, Moldova and studied at Chisinau Ballet Academy, graduating in 2009.
He then joined the Maria Bias National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Chisinau, Moldova, before moving on to the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Chisinau, Moldova, graduating in 2019.
Tickets are $95 adults, $85 seniors and children $65. Book on 3829 8131 or tickets.rpac.com.au