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Ballet by John Neumeier

A Cinderella Story

Sergei Prokofiev's "Cinderella", which was composed during the Second World War, is one of the most popular fairytale ballets of this century. For the Russian composer, however, Cinderella was more than just a fairytale character – for Prokofiev she was a living human being with real feelings and a destiny that should touch us. In 1992 John Neumeier created a fascinating new interpretation of this classic ballet. Emphasizing the mythical quality of the story while at the same time describing believable human characters and situations, Neumeier moved beyond the traditional ways of interpreting "Cinderella".


Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography and Staging: John Neumeier
Set and Costumes: Jürgen Rose
Light Design: Max Keller

2 hours 45 minutes | 1 intermission

Premiere:
The Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg, May 15, 1992

On Tour:
1995 Ludwigsburg, Frankfurt-Höchst, Munich 2007 Parma 2008 Baden-Baden

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