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San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ballet & Contemporary Dance Ballet

The world-renowned company performs Christopher Wheeldon's visually imaginative production inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales--featuring Prokofiev's dramatic music, ingenious puppetry, and spectacular sets and costumes.

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Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

A co-production with Dutch National Ballet
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Libretto by Craig Lucas
Scenic and costume design by Julian Crouch
Lighting design by Natasha Katz
Tree and carriage sequence direction/design by Basil Twist
Projection design by Daniel Brodie
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra 

"Dazzling… a triumph of storytelling and stage design firmly in touch with the 21st century"
--The Financial Times

"Utterly alluring… theatricality that captivates even before the curtain goes up"
--San Francisco Chronicle

World-renowned San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest ballet company, brings Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Christopher Wheeldon's magical adaptation of Cinderella. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, this wildly imaginative production features dramatic music by Prokofiev, sumptuous sets and costumes by Julian Crouch, and ingenious puppetry by Obie Award winner Basil Twist.
It all adds up to plenty of surprises, gorgeous dancing, and lavish spectacle, including an Act I finale that the New York Times hails as "a triumph of fantasy." Indeed, each time Wheeldon's visionary works hit the Kennedy Center stage--from his outrageously successful story ballets The Winter's Tale and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to several of his shorter masterpieces such as After the Rain and DVG--audiences have been left craving more. 


Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Maria Kochetkova
Prince Guillaume: Joseph Walsh
Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Dores André
Prince Guillaume: Luke Ingham
Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m.
Cinderella: Frances Chung
Prince Guillaume: Carlos Quenedit

Performance Timing: Approximately 2-1/2 hours--Act 1 - 48 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act 2 - 40 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act 3 - 28 min.

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