PHOTOS: Asheville Ballet performs Sleeping Beauty at Diana Wortham Theater

This weekend, Asheville Ballet dazzled Diana Wortham theater with a familiar fairy tale favorite.  Recreating the original choreography, Sleeping Beauty impressed the audience with beautiful costume design and music.

Those new to the ballet may think they need to remain silent during the show, but creative director Anne Dunn opened the show by encouraging the audience to participate by cheering and clapping whenever they felt moved.  Judging by their frequent applause, the show was a success.

Good triumphed over evil in the classic story featuring the beautiful princess Aurora and the dark fairy Carabosse.  The Lilac Fairy blessed Aurora and a handsome prince, Desiree, rescued her from her slumber.

Familiar characters including Red Riding hood and the wolf also made an appearance.

More photos from Saturday’s show:


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