Ballet challenges the mind with its physical depiction of big ideas, the body with limit-pushing leaps, and the tongue with a tricky silent T. Say it with care with this GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get two tickets to see the Salt Creek Ballet production of “The Sleeping Beauty,” Aurora’s Wedding with Additional Repertoire at The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (up to a $69 value, including all fees). Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, May 12, at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m.<p>
In a two-performance exhibition of sweeping set pieces geared toward enchanting children and adults alike, Salt Creek Ballet presents selections from The Sleeping Beauty with special visits from characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss ‘n Boots. The folkloric superstars are attending the wedding of Princess Aurora, who has just emerged from her bed after years of attempting to follow up Pet Sounds. For these evenings of fantasy, the company does a pas de deux with guest artists Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov, principals of the Colorado Ballet. An all-ages academy of kinetics since 1985, Salt Creek Ballet’s alums have gone on to grace the stages of the Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, and Cirque du Soleil.
Salt Creek Ballet
It's amazing what a dream can do. In 1985, Royal Ballet School-trained dancer Patricia Sigurdson had a vision of a world-class ballet company serving the western suburbs of Chicago—and it was a vision she made into a reality. From the year of its founding until her retirement in 1998, Sigurdson led the company in a wide range of classic and contemporary works that entertained tens of thousands of local dance lovers and countless stagehands. Today, the ballet continues to thrive under the direction of Sergey Kozadavey and Zhanna Dubrovskaya, both trainees of the celebrated Vaganova School in Saint Petersburg. And Salt Creek Ballet's focus on sharing dance with the community remains as strong as ever—besides staging lavish ballets, the artists train performers of all ages, and schedule lecture demonstrations that offer a peek behind the curtain.