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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. Complete with a full corps de ballet, the dancers’ every movement, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, is highlighted and intensified by Prokofiev’s gorgeous musical score performed live by the Mariinsky Orchestra and led by the great Valery Gergiev. Supported by Harold Mitchell Esq, AC. Production sponsored by BP. Mariinsky UK tour supported by BP.
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Cinderella3 Sep 2012
Cartoonish vibes in choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's ultimately glorious Perrault adaptation
As with contemporary productions of Shakespeare, the measure of a fairytale ballet isn't so much the story but what you do with it. Here choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, who created the piece for the Mariinksy in 2002, has chosen to bring a cartoonish…
Russia's Mariinsky Ballet bring Cinderella to Edinburgh International Festival19 Aug 2012
Five reasons why you shouldn't miss it
The company You might know them as the Kirov, but back home they’re called the Mariinsky Ballet, and this St Petersburg-based troupe is widely recognised as being one of the finest classical ballet companies in the world. The choreographer A former…
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