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Isabella Boylston and Joseph Gorak.
Photo by MIRA.


Cassandra Trenary.
Photo by John Grigaitis.

Upper right:
Hee Seo and Cory Stearns.
Photo by Gene Schiavone.

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Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc.
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Choreography by Marius_Petipa
Staging and Additional Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, assisted by Tatiana Ratmansky
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Scenery and Costumes by Richard Hudson, inspired by Léon Bakst
Lighting by James F. Ingalls

The Wedding

The court assembles for the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré.  The invited guests include many fairy tale characters— Puss-in-Boots, Red-Riding-Hood, 3 Ivans, Princess Florine and the Bluebird, among others— who present their stories as gifts to the royal couple.  Also present is the Lilac Fairy, and, in the spirit of forgiveness and celebration, even Carabosse has been invited.

After all these guests have paid their respects to the bride and bridegroom, Aurora and Désiré dance a grand pas de deux.  The whole assembly joins in a dance in their honor, and the kingdom rejoices.