The Awakening is a lyrical pas de deux from music usually cut from Sleeping Beauty (it's very beautiful, long violin solo, the entra'cte music)
Birthday Offering is a classical party piece done for the Royal Ballet's 25th birthday. The full ballet was for 7 couples, with 7 variations, one each for each ballerina.
I think I'd rather see Bussell in Birthday Offering, so that's what I"d pick.
If you want more information about the ballets, we have a special section on the Celebration on our sister site, danceviewtimes, here:
Edited by Alexandra, 12 July 2004 - 02:41 PM.