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West Hawaii Dance Theatre presents ‘The Sleeping Beauty Ballet’

Anna Kalia Smith as Aurora (Photo courtesy of Bethany Davis)

Anna Kalia Smith as Aurora (Photo courtesy of Bethany Davis)


West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy presents “The Sleeping Beauty Ballet” at the Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, May 30. Curtain time is 2:30 p.m.

A silent auction will be held at intermission, and is a benefit fundraiser for West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy, which is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization.

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet is based on the original scenario devised by the great Russian choreographer Marius Petipa in 1890.

More than 60 of West Hawaii Dance Academy’s dancers ages 3 through adult bring to life the enchanting story of Princess Aurora, bewitched by the evil Carabosse and placed along with her kingdom into a deep and protective sleep by the benevolent Lilac Fairy, to be awakened by her noble Prince whose kiss breaks the spell.

In four swiftly moving scenes, the drama and excitement of this classic tale are enhanced by the fluid pacing and continuing development of characters.

Audience members will be mesmerized by the sumptuous costumes, background, and brilliant classical ballet performed by our local dance artists ages 3 through professional.

The entire story, told in all its brilliant elements, is narrated by Maia Tarnas, piano by Megumi Kopp, and choreography by Virginia Holte, Midori Satoh, Jenna Power, Megan Chapman, and Claire Hollinger.

Tickets may be purchased on line at…

For further information, contact West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy at 329-8876.

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