Audiences are transported to a storybook kingdom of fairytale princesses, malevolent witches, and true love's kiss in this most cherished ballet. Considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet, the Moscow Festival Ballet's Sleeping Beauty is the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her prince. It is a grandiose and refined blend of the traditional mime, expressive pas d'action and spectacular divertissements in a lavish theatrical setting. Opulent costumes and sets, Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, and the elegant movements of these extraordinary dancers result in an evening of breathtaking artistry. Wishing to bring together the best of Russian ballet, Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, founded this esteemed company of leading Russian dancers in 1989.