Sleeping Beauty Dreams - The Beacon Theatre, NY, NY, USA
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Sleeping Beauty Dreams - Progressive Fantasy Show Spectacular! The World Premiere of Sleeping Beauty Dreams: Progressive Fantasy Show at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, New York was a stunning combination of contemporary dance, performance art, electronic music, and Real-Time Digital Avatar technology that captivated and enthralled the audience and featured global prima ballerina Diana Vishneva as The Princess and Marcelo Gomes as The Prince. It was an evening of creative style in an unparalleled dance performance. Bravo!

Sleeping Beauty Dreams: Progressive Fantasy Show

We had the good fortune of attending the World Premiere of Sleeping Beauty Dreams: Progressive Fantasy Show at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, New York on Friday, December 14, 2018, the first of a 2-night performance. Prior to New York, Sleeping Beauty Dreams was performed in Miami on December 7 and 8, 2018 at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

While the story of Sleeping Beauty is a well-known and beloved classic fairy tale that has enchanted all in books, films, and ballet productions, producer and director Rem Hass' version provided a new and creative look at the story with Sleeping Beauty Dreams.

Diana Visheva - The Sleeping Beauty
Diana Visheva
The Princess

The 2-act performance was one of daring, a fantasy of the senses that filled the mind and pushed the envelope of creativity of contemporary dance and other art forms to create a unique and spectacular evening of the arts.

The program described Sleeping Beauty Dreams as "a contemporary dance and art show featuring global prima ballerina Diana Vishneva as the Princess, in a fusion of performance art, electronic music, new media art, and revolutionary Real-Time Digital Avatar technology."

Sleeping Beauty Dreams - Digital Video
Digital Avatar

The theme of the performance as "What did the Princess dream about during her 100-year slumber? This is a journey into her inner world of passions, fears and temptations. It's a quest to find her true self."

The brainchild of producer and director Rem Hass, the performance had an other worldly, futuristic feel and look, in part due to the creative genius of choreographer Edward Clug, the inspired music of Dutch musician Thijis de Vlieger of NOISIA, the futuristic costumes by Bart Hess, lighting artist Laurent Fort, and the clever use of Digital Avatars that reacted to the dancers' movements created by artist Tobias Gremmler and fuse*.

Diana Visheva and Marcelo Gomes - Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Diana Visheva (The Princess)
Marcelo Gomes (The Princess)

Of course, the heart of the performance, was up to the dancers who created a memorable and exciting evening of dance. Principal Dancer Diana Vishneva brilliantly excelled in her exciting performance as The Princess. Born in Leningrad, what is now St. Petersburg, she started dancing at the age of six. Classically trained she was a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre in New York (2005-2017), and the Marlinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, before exploring the world of contemporary dance. Watching her dance, we knew that we were watching one of the dance greats.

Diana Visheva and Marcelo Gomes - Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Diana Visheva (The Princess)
Marcelo Gomes (The Princess)

Marcelo Gomes as The Prince, Mi Deng in her role as dancer, along with the talented ensemble helped create a most magical evening that celebrated the arts in many forms, dance, music, multi-media, and design. Bravo!

Marcelo Gomes - Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Marcelo Gomes

Sleeping Beauty Dreams will tour nationally in 2019, and internationally in 2020, so besure to visit the website for more information: and also their Facebookpage: for the latest information.

Until next time, keep supporting the arts!

Diana Visheva and Marcelo Gomes - Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Diana Vishneva (The Princess)
Marcelo Gomes (The Prince)

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Sleeping Beauty Dreams:

Diana Vishneva

The Princess

Marcelo Gomes

The Prince

Mi Deng


Sleeping Beauty Dreams Ensemble

Ensemble/A Cast of Good & Evil Spirits, Lovers, and Fans:

Steven Blandino

Hunter Wayne Foster

Jakob Karr

Eric Lehn

Jonathan Lujan

Brayden Newby

Scott Schneider

Ian Spring

Clifford Williams

Brandon Coleman


Rem Hass

Director and Original Idea

Edward Clug


Thijs De Vlieger (NOISIA)


Tobias Gremmler

Virtual Characters/Art

Nick Assunto

Production Management & Design


Digital Avatar Technology

Luis Pastor

Lighting Design & Programming

Bart Hess


Laurent Fort

Light Art

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Perception Neuron

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