Sensory-Friendly Theatre: NJBallet’s Princess Aurora’s Wedding (From The Sleeping Beauty)
Sunday, May 7
Sensory-Friendly Theatre: NJBallet‘s Princess Aurora’s Wedding (from The Sleeping Beauty) is presented by The Union County Board of County Commissioners. Sensory Friendly theater, music, and dance performances are specially adapted for children and adults with autism and other sensory sensitivities. Learn more about UCPAC’s Sensory-Friendly Theatre performances
Guided by a storyteller, the audience will take an engaging trip through the classic fairy tale of The Sleeping Beauty, set to the beautiful score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with the dancers of NJ Ballet bringing the characters to life.
In his article ‘The Sleeping Beauty’: A Guide To Tchaikovsky’s Fairy Tale Ballet, udiscovermusic.com’s Jeremy Nicholas observed, “Tchaikovsky’s initial enthusiasm for one of his new works habitually cooled to disappointment. This one was different. “I admit that I love to work within a time limit, I love the excitement, the urgency. And this does not reflect at all on the quality of my works. The Sleeping Beauty may be the best of all my compositions, and yet I wrote it improbably quickly.” The young Alexandre Benois, who would play such a seminal role in Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe in the early part of the twentieth century, thought that the music of The Sleeping Beauty, “really possesses so strong a power of suggestion that those who give themselves up to it are completely transported from reality into the magic world of fairy tale.” It is difficult to disagree.”
We look forward to welcoming you to this special performance of Sensory-friendly Theatre: NJBallet’s Princess Aurora’s Wedding (From The Sleeping Beauty).
To purchase accessible seating, call UCPAC’s Box Office at (732) 499-8226.