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November Hot Date: Balletic Beauty

Guillaume Côté and Greta Hodgkinson in <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em><br>Photo by Bruce ZingerNOVEMBER 13 TO 29 Rudolf Nureyev’s breathtaking rendition of The Sleeping Beauty opens the latest season of the National Ballet of Canada, reprising an interpretation that originally made its debut in 1972. Set in 16th-century Russia, a curse by an evil fairy subjects Princess Aurora to 100 years of sleep in this cherished fairy tale that is a collaborative Tchaikovsky-Petipa masterpiece. Catch the magical kiss by Prince Florimund that awakens the slumbering princess from November 13 to 22. Three contemporary works—World Premiere by Aszure Barton, The Four Temperaments and Glass Pieces—which run from November 25 to 29, round out the company’s autumn offerings. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $20 to $210;
call 416-345-9595 or visit here for times and tickets.

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