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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The classic fairy tale. Prokofiev's music was written during the Blitz.
Dutch National Ballet presents a brand new interpretation of Cinderella, choreographed by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon. Premiered by Dutch National Ballet at Dutch National Opera & Ballet in December 2012 to a rapturous reception from ballet fans and critics alike, this will be the first time Dutch National Ballet has performed Cinderella on stage outside the Netherlands. Influenced by the Brothers Grimm story of Cinderella, Wheeldon has created an enchanting ballet set to Prokofiev's magnificent score - performed live by Royal Ballet Sinfonia - with stunning sets and costumes by British designer Julian Crouch. Wheeldon is one of the most sought-after choreographers in the dance world today. His Cinderella shows a kind-hearted heroine making the best of life without her beloved mother, while over at the Palace Prince Guillaume is struggling against the restrictions of royal protocol and princely duty. Elaborating on the traditional narrative with a fleshed out backstory for the lead characters, the ballet is choreographed with lyricism, elegance and wit to create a truly entertaining spectacle. UK Premiere.