Pacific Northwest Ballet – Cinderella

 

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

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