Sleeping Beauty & the Beast


Choreographed by Katy Pyle with Jules Skloot and the Company 
Directed by Katy Pyle
Assistant Director Jules Skloot 

Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm | 9:00 pm

Tickets: $16 General, $10 Low-Income [Buy Tickets]

Sleeping Beauty & The Beast is a two-act, two-theater “Ballez” (a queered form of ballet developed by Pyle that prioritizes the lineage and histories of lesbian, queer and transgendered peoples), united by a participatory, time-shifting, street protest march across the Lower East Side, that canonizes the work of lesbian activists: the striking Lower East Side garment workers of 1893, and the AIDS activist dykes of 1993. Featuring the Queer Urban Orchestra’s live performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty,” this new work upholds the Ballez’s mission to insert the histories of lesbian activists into the ballet canon.


To learn more about Katy Pyle, The Ballez and Sleeping Beauty and the Beast, visit

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