The Sleeping Beauty review – as sweet and indulgent as a chocolate box

His choreography does not stray so far from Petipa but with unapologetic attention to detail, David McAllister’s seasonal update is hard to resist

The Sleeping Beauty: a lavish baroque fairytale – in pictures

In Russian folklore, Sleeping Beauty is a brutal tale of rape, abuse, and cannibalism.

The Australian Ballet steers closer to the Disney version. Its Christmas extravaganza – billed as “a lavish new beauty for a modern age” – is opulent, frothy and indulgent, like a multi-tiered wedding cake or a sumptuous box of chocolates unwrapped one treat at a time.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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