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Both Ballet Comique De La Reine and Sleeping Beauty have some similarities of the royal French Court such as costumes some social dancing mannerisms and scenery They were both very expensive and lavish ballets The first act of Sleeping Beauty is a portrayal of what the royal French courts were like around the same time as Ballet Comique De La Reine But both ballets have differences especially in the time and location of the ballets Besides the fact that Ballet Comique De La Reine was five hours long and Sleeping Beauty was approximately 1hr and 47 minutes there is a difference in time periods as well There is approximately a 209-year difference between the choreography of the two ballets Ballet Comique De La Reine of 1581 was choreographed in France while Petipa choreographed Sleeping Beauty of 1890 in Russia Ballet Comique De La Reine was held by the actual real French court while Sleeping Beauty was an imitation Since Sleeping Beauty was supposed to resemble the court life of the RenaissanceBaroque period the cast were only performers who played the roles of royalty Ballet Comique De La Reine was done in 1581 when ballets were participatory The performers interacted with the audienceincluding royalty When Petipa choreographed Sleeping Beauty the performers had become separate from the audience where they sat and watched the ballet without participating Because of the change in interactions between the audience and performers the first noticeable difference is the construction of each of the stages The introduction and conclusion to the performances begins differently in that Sleeping Beauty opens and closes with the large curtain revealing the stage In Ballet Comique De La Reine curtains to the stages hadnt been introduced yet The stage was a reconstructed ballroom floor whereas the royal court stayed on the floor while the audience stood in the balconies The audiences during the Renaissance didnt have a choice of seating such as the royal court The
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