Royal Moscow Ballet’s ‘Cinderella’

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The principal dancers are Ukrainian with Svetlan Lisnyak being lead soloist

 

The principal dancers are Ukrainian with Svetlan Lisnyak being lead soloist
The principal dancers are Ukrainian with Svetlan Lisnyak being lead soloist

A YEAR ago on world tour, The Royal Moscow Ballet sold out the 1000-seater University Concert Hall. For 2013, this great company returns with ‘Cinderella’, its interpretation of the loved, eternal fairytale by Perrault.

Coming to Limerick for Friday October 18, 8pm, the music was written by Sergei Prokofiev immediately after World War 2 and choreographer Rostislav Zakharov created this edition of the ballet that was first performed to dance in the 18th century.

For the Royal Moscow Ballet, Emelianov took charge of choreography, playing up the elements of the Ugly Sisters’ and Stepmother’s urgency to smother Cinders and secure the realm of Prince Charming.

“With lavish sets, scenery and eye catching costumes, the Royal Moscow Ballet will transform the UCH stage into a fairytale wonderland for all to enjoy,” confirms marketing manager Emma Foote.

We know the story: poor little match girl, taken up and taken in by the role of drudge to society beasts, but whose shining heart and left foot  (glass slipper clause) hold the Prince in thrall.

Expect lots of fun for all ages with the masked behaviours, epic court scenes, that elusive slipper and courtly lovers.

Book on www.uch.ie while remaining seats are available.