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Cinderella

Mariinsky Ballet

The legendary Mariinsky Ballet brings Charles Perrault’s classic fairytale to the International Festival.

The legendary Mariinsky Ballet brings Charles Perrault’s classic fairytale to the Festival, in this large-scale production that offers a sumptuous mix of engrossing storytelling and grand classical ballet with a fresh contemporary twist.

Cinderella is forbidden from going to the ball, and instead is forced to do the dirtiest household chores. When an old tramp appears and Cinderella takes pity on her, she reveals herself to be a fairy and grants Cinderella her greatest wish – it seems she will go to the ball after all.

But there is one condition: she must leave by midnight or the magic spell will be broken.

Artist in Residence with American Ballet Theatre and former Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world. His exquisite and inventive choreography blends classical ballet with innovative movement that is full of wit, charm and character.

Complete with a full corps de ballet, the dancers’ every movement is highlighted and intensified by Prokofiev’s gorgeous musical score performed live by the Mariinsky Orchestra and led by the great Valery Gergiev. Prepare to be captivated, entranced and enchanted in equal measure.

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Mariinsky Ballet

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Valery Gergiev Music director and conductor

Alexei Ratmansky Choreographer

Ilya Utkin and Yeveny Monakhov Set designers

Elena Markovskaya Costume designer

Gleb Filshtinsky Lighting designer

30 August 2012

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