This ballet by Bengt Jorgen is an innovative take on the classic fairy tale. Jorgen's choreography balances the fairy tale elements of the story with a contemporary treatment of Cinderella and her family relationships. Returning to the original Russian tradition of having women perform the roles of the stepsisters, Jorgen builds a more realistic and human look at Cinderella and her circumstances, and then uses these scens to both counterpoint and highlight the magical aspects of the story.
A classical ballet with modern and dramatic sensibilities, "Cinderella" will transport you to a world both familiar and new.
Lester Centre of the Arts
March 1, 2023