With La Belle Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot has tried to revive the essence of the original fairy tale of The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault. The original story is in fact a barely concealed allegory of carnal lust deferred in which "the sleeping beauty" retains her chastity until her one true love finds her. Starring: Bernice Coppieters, Chris Roelandt Conductor: Valery Gergiev, Claudio Abbado, Choreographer: Jean-Christopher Maillot, Composer: Tchaikovsky.
DVD. 87 minutes. Color.