Enchantment Unveiled: Gulfshore Ballet Brings Sleeping Beauty To Life

By: Claudia Beyer

In a symphony of elegance and grace, Gulfshore Ballet is set to unveil a mesmerizing rendition of “Sleeping Beauty,” on Saturday April 20th, 2024 at the Tribby Arts Center at 7pm featuring professional dancers from Miami along with all the ballet students. Nestled in the heart of our community, this production promises to transport audiences into a world of enchantment and timeless romance.

Their artistic directors Iliana Lopez and Franklin Gamero, former Miami City Ballet principal dancers have meticulously prepared this extraordinary performance drawing upon years of training and experience. This production will bring a level of precision and artistry that elevates the ballet to new heights.

Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale involving a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince. The original ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa, was based on Charles Perrault’s La Belle au Bois Dormant. The ballet was first performed at the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1890, with a musical score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sleeping Beauty is known to be one of the classical repertoire most famous ballets.

In addition to showcasing the talents of Natalie Alvarez, Kaique Barbosa and Jose Luis Pechene professional dancers from Miami this production also serves as a platform for the next generation of ballet dancers. Students from Gulfshore Ballet have been given the opportunity to share the stage with their accomplished counterparts, gaining invaluable experience and inspiration along the way.

As the curtain rises on this magical production, audiences are invited to immerse themselves in a world of beauty, romance, and wonder. With its captivating and exquisite artistry, “Sleeping Beauty” promises to be an unforgettable experience for ballet enthusiasts of all ages.

The Tribby Arts Center is a new world-class hub of creative and cultural activity at Shell Point Retirement Community that is home to theatrical, educational and musical programming.

Come and support your local arts organizations and enjoy this beautiful production. For tickets, please go to Gulfshore ballet website: https://gsballet.org/news-and-events/

Don’t miss your chance to witness this enchanting performance, brought to life by Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers.

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