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Peoria Ballet presents "Sleeping Beauty"

This week, we're talking with Eric Otto and Wendy Thomasson from the Peoria Ballet. They're presenting "Sleeping Beauty" this weekend. It's the first time the Ballet has performed this work, and it also marks Otto's debut as the company's Artistsic Director.

They talk about some of the work that goes into mounting a new production, how it compares to other full-length works the Ballet has performed. Otto also talks about shaping the work -- trimming the ballet from about four hours to two, and incorporating some of his own choreography into the traditional choreography by Marius Petipa.

The Peoria Ballet will perform "Sleeping Beauty" Friday night at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday at 13:0 and 7:00 p.m., at Five Points Washington.