Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coming Attraction: The Joffrey Ballet's 'Cinderella'

The Joffrey Ballet is bringing its production of "Cinderella" to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Jan. 28-31, and I couldn't be happier.

Right now, CC is going through her Cinderella phase, so I have to applaud the company's timing.

The convergence of CC's enthusiasm with the renowned ballet company and a kid-friendly, classic story is overshadowed only by the thrill it will give me to introduce my daughter to an art form she has never seen, with a presentation that should be both accessible and captivating.

From the press release:

"The classic story ballet 'Cinderella,' performed in three acts in just over two hours, follows the title character as she grows from a sad, young woman into a beautiful princess with the help of her Fairy Godmother. After receiving gifts from the Fairies of the Four Seasons, she is whisked away in a coach to meet her handsome prince at the ball.

With a cast of 50 dancers, over 20 children from local ballet schools, breathtaking costumes and sets with a working 'coach' all designed by David Walker and acquired in mint condition from the Dutch National Ballet, this $1 million presentation of “Cinderella” becomes The Joffrey Ballet’s most sizeable production to date."
"Cinderella," with choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton and music by Serge Prokiev, is part of the 2009-10 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center.

The Joffrey Ballet
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, Jan. 28 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31– 2:00 p.m.

$30-$120 (www.ticketmaster.com)

Photo courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet

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