Experience The Beauty & The Beast Ballet
Since its first publication in 1740 as a novel by French writer Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, the timeless fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast has fascinated audiences in a variety of adaptations. Experience the mastery of classical dance during Pittsburgh Ballet theatre's production the Beauty and the Beast ballet, featuring a sweeping score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by dance master Lew Christensen, a frequent Balanchine collaborator.
First performed in 1958 to celebrate San Francisco Ballet's 25th anniversary season, the kinetic story begins in dark enchanted forest, in which Beauty and her father wander. When they accidentally enter Beast's magical garden, an innocent plucking of a rose begins one of the greatest fictional love stories ever told. From Beast's captive to his savior, Beauty grows to love the cursed Prince, and can only avert tragedy with true love's kiss.