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The timeless fairy tale of the princess who awakens from a 100-year sleep by the grace of a prince’s kiss comes to life with music and movement when the Russian National Ballet Theatre reprises the story of Sleeping Beauty at 4 p.m. April 30 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The full-length ballet in three acts, choreographed by Marius Petipa and performed to the Tchaikovsky score, recreates a storybook kingdom set in the realm of the imagination, replete with a king and queen, prince and princess, cavaliers, maids of honor, good and evil fairies, and a host of other fairy tale characters. Magical stage effects and courtly splendor, in addition to the graceful and demanding dancers’ moves, make the production a feast for the eyes.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre traces its beginnings to the late 1980s in Moscow when perestroika provided a newfound freedom and creativity for dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions. The company now comprises more than 50 dancers and is nearing the end of a four-month, coast-to-coast tour of the United States.