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Mikhailovsky Sleeping Beauty live online

Posted on December 20, 2011

The Mikhailovsky Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty will be shown live on the company’s website today. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Svetlana Zakharova will dance Aurora, partnered by Leonid Sarafanov.

The performance starts at 7pm St Petersburg time (3pm in Britain). The high definitition film will be available online for 24 hours after the performance. See www.mikhailovsky.ru/live/.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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