Charles Perrault’s celebrated tale, set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, is transposed to a 1930s Hollywood in this colourful production.
In a series of references to the heroes of the American cinema, Rudolf Nureyev propels his Cinderella under the spotlights of La La Land. With a producer for fairy godmother and a star actor as Prince Charming, she escapes her miserable destiny and sees her dreams come true in a story not without similarities with that of the choreographer, the young Tatar who became an international star.
With this “ballet-metaphor”, the Paris Opera Ballet pays tribute to Nureyev its former director (1983-89), who remains wonderfully present in the Company and its works, more than two decades after his departure.
SYDNEY SPECIAL EVENT:
The 11.30am Sunday 23 June screening at Palace Verona is presented in association with Friends of the Australian Ballet (NSW) and includes introduction by ballet aficionado Mr. Leo Schofield AM. Advance tickets now on sale!