Mariinsky Ballet


Oct. 16 - 21, 2012
Opera House
Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Tickets On Sale: 8/8/2012
Price Range: $29.00 - $150.00

Mariinsky Ballet
Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director
Yuri Fateev, Deputy Director of the Ballet Company
 
with the
Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Cinderella
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto by Nikolai Volkov
after motifs from the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
 
"It is the combination of athleticism with lyricism and artistry that makes the company unique."
--Time Magazine
"Superbly conceived and superbly danced"
--The New York Times
 
The fairy godmother. The stroke of midnight. The glass slipper. Triumphantly returning to the Kennedy Center after a series of sold-out performances in January, St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Ballet performs Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella. Ratmansky's romantic and moving version, a contemporary take on the classic fairy tale, blends tradition with innovation in a captivating showcase of wit, charm, and bravura style, intensified by Prokofiev's exquisite music. Filled with gorgeous pas de deux, endearing characters, and countless magical moments, the production hits "just the right note of wonder, timidity and excitement," (The New York Times) and offers grand ballet with a contemporary twist.

Read Suzanne Farrell's notes on Cinderella, which the company will dance this November.

PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
Tue., Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Maria Shirinkina
The Prince: Vladimir Shklyarov
Stepmother: Ekaterina Kondaurova
 
Wed., Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Ekaterina Osmolkina
The Prince: Igor Kolb
Stepmother: Alexandra Iosifidi
 
Thu., Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Daria Pavlenko
The Prince: Alexander Sergeyev
Stepmother: Sofia Gumerova
 
Fri., Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Ekaterina Osmolkina
The Prince: Igor Kolb
Stepmother: Alexandra Iosifidi
 
Sat., Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Daria Pavlenko
The Prince: Alexander Sergeev
Stepmother: Sofia Gumerova
 
Sat., Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Maria Shirinkina
The Prince: Maxim Zyuzin
Stepmother: Alexandra Iosifidi
 
Sun., Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Maria Shirinkina
The Prince: Igor Kolb
Stepmother: Sofia Gumerova

Performance Timing: Act I - 35 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act II - 39 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act III - 33 min.

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