A Rockford dance company is showing Sleeping Beauty in a different light
A northern Illinois dance company is putting a twist on an old classic.
The Rockford Dance Company is showcasing Sleeping Beauty Ballet, but it’s not set in a castle. Instead, the story will take place at a 1950s diner.
Lucas Segovia is the director and choreographer of the show. He says art moves forward when it is relatable.
“I wanted to present something that would showcase a little bit of what America would look like, in the 50s,” he said. “And it being such a remarkable time that is very noticeable for everybody that understands a little bit of fashion, culture all over the world.”
In order to do this, Segovia replaced some characters.
“Instead of thinking of a princess, "he explained," we could just think of a girl that turns 16 in the 1950s of America, and what that would look like.”
A busboy will embody the prince.
The production will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Rockford University’s Maddox Theater. Tickets are available at the company's website.