Tinkering With A Classic

The Sleeping Beauty is the jewel in the classical crown of the National Ballet of Canada. It has been 34 years, and hundreds of performances, since Rudolf Nureyev first crafted this sumptuous production for the company.” Now, the production is getting a complete overhaul, with the staging at the company’s new Toronto home “reawakened, brushed up and refreshed to the tune of $700,000 — nearly twice the amount originally budgeted to stage it.”