Made especially for The Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, the world’s most in-demand choreographer, this Cinderella has all the elements of the story we know and love – a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother – with some fantastical additions.
Ratmansky is artist in residence at American Ballet Theatre, a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” grant, and the acknowledged master of the modern story ballet. His Cinderella, designed by the acclaimed Jérôme Kaplan, takes its vision from Prokofiev’s dark and surprising 1940s score and whirls with stars and planets, Surrealist-inspired projections and a golden ball gown.
After playing to packed houses and adoring audiences in London, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, this witty and romantic Cinderella returns to Melbourne for an exclusive performance that will delight every generation.
See why Cinderella is the perfect fit.
Please note this is a replacement season for The Happy Prince.
Ratmansky has packed his Cinderella with loveable characters, warm humour and meaty choreography, creating a wonderful modern fairytaleSydney Morning Herald
“Ratmansky gives greatest weight to the romantic thread at the heart of this coming-of-age narrative, the ball, moonlight and reunion pas de deux superbly expansive and all dreamily intoxicating.”
– The AustralianARTISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET. PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF BUSBY AND LYNETTE WILLS
“Jérôme Kaplan’s costumes are wonderful, from the simplicity of Cinderella’s dresses to the laugh-out-loud fashion calamities of the Stepsisters, and especially in the costumes for the stars and planets which take the place of the seasons in Cinderella’s transformation.”
– Adelaide AdvertiserCOSTUME SKETCHES BY JÉRÔME KAPLAN
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Costume and set design Jérôme Kaplan
Original lighting design Rachel Burke
Projection design Wendall K Harrington
Generously supported by The Melba Alma Cromack Bequest