Russian National Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Coming to Hatfield Hall

Friday, January 04, 2019
Ballet dancers in colorful costumes dance across a stage

The Russian National Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty, Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Hatfield Hall.

In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Russian National Ballet is returning to Hatfield Hall, this time presenting the timeless fairytale, Sleeping Beauty.

With the music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa, Russia’s finest dancers will tell the story of the beautiful Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth by the bitter fairy Carabosse. A counter-curse from the Lilac Fairy saves Aurora’s life, but the princess’s troubles don’t end there. Carabosse’s curse casts a shadow over Aurora until one day when the spell can no longer be avoided, resulting in a tragedy that can only be reversed by the kiss of a handsome prince.

Stunning costumes, colorful scenery and dramatic lighting add to the beauty of this enchanting story. The Russian National Ballet has performed at Hatfield Hall for each of the past several years, always leaving the audience wanting more.

Seats have been selling quickly, but a few single seats may still be available. Tickets are $35 for adults and $29 for those under 18 and also students, faculty and staff of Rose-Hulman. To check availability or order tickets, visit, call 812-877-8544 or visit the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.