More than just a classic fairy tale about dreams coming true, Cinderella also makes for a delightful time at the ballet: plenty of pantomime, ugly stepsisters (roles traditionally danced by men in drag) and fun fantasies abound, not to mention a race against the clock!
Fittingly, Cincinnati Ballet’s dream of maintaining live music to accompany the dancers has also come true, not only for this Cinderella production but also for Mozart’s Requiem (up next this season) and for the entire 2010-11 season, when a generous endowment from Louise Nippert kicks off.
(The grant covers the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s ability to provide musical accompaniment.) Needless to say, Artistic Director/CEO Victoria Morgan and the Ballet couldn’t be more pleased with the company surpassing fundraising goals to keep live music around for the enjoyment of audiences and dancers alike.
With lively choreography by Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet’s Cinderella also features the well-known and rapturous Prokofiev score conducted by Maestro Carmon DeLeone. Oh, if you need another reason to catch Cinderella, need I mention these performances take place Valentine’s Day weekend? This romantic, bubbly production promises to sweep you off your feet, so keep an eye on those glass slippers.
Tickets are $25-$80. Friday-Sunday at the Aronoff Center.
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