Pacific Northwest Ballet: Cinderella Opens this Week 8 Performances Only!
To launch the 40th Anniversary Season and honor Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, PNB’s wondrous Cinderella returns to McCaw Hall. Choreographer Stowell conjures rare enchantment from this best-loved fairy tale by recalling Cinderella’s long-lost mother in a tender memory scene and then returning her in the guise of Fairy Godmother.
As if stepping between the pages of a beloved storybook, the ballet’s breathtaking beauty, in union with Prokofiev’s evocative score, vividly illustrates the familiar narrative and supports a rich array of character roles—from silly step-sisters to tiny dancing pumpkins to a gentle, handsome prince. And when her ivory carriage rolls to a stop at the entrance to a magnificent golden ballroom and Cinderella takes her first, shy steps into the midst of swirling, scarlet-clad dancers, all hearts go with her into this dream come true.
Prince and Princess dress-up matinees: Special activities for children and families—including crafts and dance classes—begin one hour before all matinee performances.
- September 21–30, 2012
- Music: Sergei Prokofiev
- Choreography: Kent Stowell
PNB dancers in Kent Stowell’s Cinderella. Photo © Angela Sterling.
©2012 Danza Ballet