Brindley

Dancers will be performing excerpts from Sleeping Beauty plus Divertissements at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Tuesday 28 February.

The performances, Allegro Dance Touring Company, includes choreographies in Spanish dance, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical Modern Commercial Street dance and Musical Theatre.

In Sleeping Beauty, the court assembles for Princess Aurora’s christening. The five fairies present their gifts. Carabosse, a fairy overlooked by the master of ceremonies, enters. She curses Aurora. The Princess shall die on her 16th birthday, she says, after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel.

The remaining seventh fairy the Lilac Fairy comes forward. She cannot put the curse to rest, but she can soften it. The Princess shall not die, she commands, but sleep one hundred years. At the end of that term, a Prince will awaken her with true love’s kiss.

Allegrodance Touring Company takes dance to the community and aims to raise the quality of arts education amongst young people through innovative performances. Its interactive workshops offer opportunities for individuals to engage in diverse and creative activities.

The performances are at 1pm & 7pm and tickets are £12, £10 conc., £6 Schools/ Groups 10 plus (one teacher in every 15 goes free) from the box office on 0151 907 8306 and online at www.thebrindley.org.uk.

There is a Dance Workshop after the 1pm performance. To enquire/ book a place, Tel: 01925 83769 or admin@ksd-online.co.uk