Sleeping Beauty

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Saturday 30 May 1998 at
 WestpacTrust St James Theatre,
Wellington,New Zealand

Creative Team


Royal New Zealand Ballet


Kim Brandstrup




Craig Givens


Marc Simpson

Sleeping Beauty

Royal New Zealand Ballet
St James Theatre,
Wellington,New Zealand, May 1998

Review Extracts


In his reworking of Marius Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty, Kim Brandstrup has created for the Royal New Zealand Ballet an engaging and charming production. It accesses the humour and humanity in this classic story while maintaining aspects of the formal spectacle of Petipa’s original work.

Paula Crutchlow


See Sleeping Beauty if you can. This beautiful new production is traditional at heart, pays homage to Petipa at all the right moments and is packed full of brilliant dancing, it is one of the company’s finest acheivements." 

Rod Bliss

 , Sunday Star Times

"Rembrandt’s richly expressive portraits, Gainsborough’s clarity of figures and landscapes, Wateau’s alluring charm, Longhi’s cloaked figures and masked secrets, Pousisin’s sensuous subjects.

It is a subtle yet considerable achievement to suggest in echoes of these artist’s work the passage of 100 years of a sleeping 17th century court to its waking in the next."

Jennifer Shonnan