Sleeping Beauty has a long-lasting and enduring power as a ballet because it a narrative adopted for a literature that is easily identifiable to individuals living within a society. Sleeping beauty narrates of princesses who are placed under a curse to sleep for a hundred years by a powerful witch. The reason behind the spell was that the witch was not happy at how the princess father was celebrating the birth and beauty of her daughter.
The main theme in the story sleeping beauty largely centers on jealousy and bitterness. This is because the witch who cursed the spell was bitter for not being invited into the party for her lack of golden plates and position in the society. To revenge the embarrassment she received, the spell was cast by the prick of a spindle on the princess while she was celebrating her fifteenth birthday.
In addition, Fate and tragedy is also an eminent theme in the story because the King with his powers had ordered for all spindles to be destroyed, but fate had planned it that the young princesses succumbed to the curse of the spindle. Lastly, the theme of love and courage is also eminent in the story in the acts of the young man who gave the princess life by kissing at her lips. This was the difficult task because the young man had to push his way between thorns to awaken the princess was in a deep sleep among the briar-rose which had covered the palace.
Choreography appears as a form of the storytelling since it helps in shaping the way we understand and respond to particular narrative. This is because it translates the ideas into form and motion thus deriving the inspiration behind a narrative from the emotions and imaginations and in the process brings the dance to life as the dancers take their roles in the dance.
The Politics of gender in sleeping beauty is that the story evolves a lot on women than men. Men are depicted as individuals who are fond of misfortune and that are why none of them succeeded in waking the sleeping princess in the story.
Work CitedHapka, Cathy. Sleeping Beauty: A Read-Aloud Storybook. New York: Random House, 2008. Print
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