158 The Sleeping Beauty

Down 26. 3rd of Tchaikovsky's 12 entries. Lowest position since 2003.

Marius Pepita was a phenomenon in the world of Russian ballet. By the time he choreographed The Sleeping Beauty, he had overseen more than fifty productions. It's therefore not surprising that the collaboration between Pepita, the country's most exciting choreographer, and Tchaikovsky, the superstar composer, was hotly anticipated.

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Marion Tait in Peter Wright's 2010 production for the Birmingham Royal Ballet.