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‘Cinderella' returns with modern twist

Update: April, 02/2014 - 09:25
Last year, the premiere of the ballet in HCM CITY was held in August, with performances remaining fully booked for two performances in October.— Photo HBSO

HCM CITY (VNS)— The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera in co-operation with the Transposition Programme – Norway will organise a performance of a contemporary version of the ballet Cinderella by Norwegian choreographer Johanne Jakhelln Constant at the HCM City Opera House on April 9.

Last year, the premiere of the ballet in HCM CITY was held in August, with performances remaining fully booked for two performances in October.

The choreography is based on the fairy tale about Cinderella, a poor girl who lives with her stepmother and stepmother's daughter. She is ill-treated and not allowed to attend the party of the prince.

But thanks to her Fairy Godmother, she makes a dazzling entrance at the royal ball and captures the attention of all and the heart of the prince.

Yet her beautiful dream must end at midnight, and in her haste to depart she leaves one jewelled slipper behind.

The Cinderella ballet Op.87 was written by one of Russia's most famous composers, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, between 1940 and 1944.

More than 1,500 versions of the ballet have been staged around the world by various choreographers.

Norwegian choreographer Constant also staged the successful The Nutcracker ballet in 2011 and 2012 in HCM City.

Tickets are available at the Opera House. They are VND400,000-650,000 and 150, 000 for students. —VNS


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