The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty (Hardcover)

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The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty (Hardcover)

A stunning re-telling of the classic ballet story brought to life by music.

Set to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s original music, this favorite ballet story features a a musical note to press on each spread. Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora. But when a terrible guest arrives and places a curse on princess, the kingdom must find the one special person who can defeat it.

Read the story, listen to accompanying music, then turn to the back of the book to find out more about the Tchaikovsky musical clips in this delightful gift book.

Reminiscent of ABT’s exquisite production of the legendary composer’s ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.

  • Age Range: 5-6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool-2
  • Series: The Story Orchestra
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lincoln Children’s Books (October 23, 2018)
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.6 x 12.2 inches

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In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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