CLASSICAL: The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will perform Sleeping Beauty.
CLASSICAL: The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will perform Sleeping Beauty. Nadya Pyastolova

Fairytale will come to life

THE classic tale of a princess being awoken from years of sleep to discover her true love will be told through dance at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will perform Sleeping Beauty for one night only in Ipswich, during a regional tour of Australia.

The cast of 45 dancers, led by dance principal and artistic director Gediminas Taranda, is excited to bring the 120-year-old fairytale to life.

"This story is very nice," Mr Taranda said.

"It is very entertaining for parents and children," he said.

Mr Taranda is looking forward to embracing the Ipswich crowd and their appreciation for classical ballet.

"In the smaller cities they are much better audiences," he said.

"I think Australian audiences like classical ballet."

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will perform Sleeping Beauty from 8pm.

Tickets cost $87.90 for adults, $77.90 for students and concession-card holders and $67 for primary school-aged children.

Purchase tickets from the box office, by phoning 3810 6100 or online at ipswichciviccentre.com.au.



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