Make us your home page
Instagram

Ballet stars and 'Sleeping Beauty' light up stages

Fans of the ballet have two intriguing choices this week: a classic fairy tale performed by acclaimed Russian dancers and a gala that pairs bright young dancers with international ballet stars.

The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre of Russia will be at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday to perform The Sleeping Beauty, the three-act ballet of the classic fairy tale set to the music of Tchaikovsky. The performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $28 to $58. (727) 893-7832.

On Saturday, the Youth America Grand Prix gala returns to Tampa, featuring performances by international ballet stars as well as bright young dance talent on the same stage. Included are St. Petersburg natives Daniel Ulbricht (principal dancer, New York City Ballet) and Alisson Miller (soloist, Houston Ballet) as well as Winter Park's Emily Kadow (San Francisco Ballet corps de ballet dancer). Other featured dancers include Beckanne Sisk (star of the CW hit reality show Breaking Pointe), Veronika Part (principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre), Ashley Bouder (principal dancer, New York City Ballet) and Taras Domitro (principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet), among others. The gala is 8 p.m. Saturday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $32.50. (813) 229-7827

Ballet stars and 'Sleeping Beauty' light up stages 12/31/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 5:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Watch Round 3 of Feeding Tampa Bay's Epic Chef Showdown

    Cooking

    TAMPA — Round 3 of the third annual Epic Chef Showdown to benefit Feeding Tampa Bay is Monday night, and you can watch it live right here.

    Chef Richard Bergendale of The Mill restaurant and Sous Chef Jeff Thornsberry of Locale Market competed in Round 1 of the Epic Chef Showdown. [Epicurean Hotel / Feeding Tampa Bay]
  2. Dragon ride in Harry Potter section of Universal closing for new themed ride

    Florida

    Universal Orlando announced Monday that it will close Dragon Challenge for a new "highly themed" Harry Potter ride to open in 2019 — sending wizard fans into a guessing game with hopes for a Floo Powder Network or the maze from the Triwizard Tournament.

    Universal Orlando announced Monday that it will close Dragon Challenge on Sept. 5 for a new "highly themed" Harry Potter ride to open in 2019. The ride, originally the Dueling Dragons roller coaster, was renamed and incorporated into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when the hugely popular area opened in 2010.
  3. Restaurant review: Food and beer pair nicely at the Eatery at Brew Bus Terminal and Brewery

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA - Tampa Bay's craft beer scene is perennially in flux. New breweries open, others close or get scooped up by bigger breweries, some reinvent themselves so they can sell beer off site, and still others build on kitchens and add food to give enthusiasts another reason to sit tight.

    A Passion of the Heights hibiscus wheat ale is displayed at The Brew Bus in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017.  The Brew Bus Terminal, which houses a microbrewery and tasting room and serves as a hub for bus tours to local breweries, has opened an on-site kitchen called the Eatery. With the opening of the new casual dining concept, the brewery joins the ranks of microbreweries across the country that have asked that question: "What goes with beer? Hey, how about food?"
  4. Daniel Lipton resigns as artistic director of Opera Tampa

    Stage

    TAMPA — Daniel Lipton has resigned as artistic director of Opera Tampa, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts announced.

    Daniel Lipton took over the post when 17-year director Anton Coppola retired in 2012 at age 95.
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 25

    Events

    Shawn Mendes: The multi platinum-selling singer/songwriter embarks on his first-ever headlining arena word tour in support of his sophomore album Illuminate. Charlie Puth opens. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $43.75-$63.75. (813) 301-2500.

    Shawn Mendes, performing at Amalie Arena on 7/25/17. Credit: James Minchin.