You shall go to the ball!
BalletMet Columbus presents the world premiere adaptation of the beloved classic, Cinderella with brand new choreography by Edwaard Lang, set to Prokofiev's enchanting score. One of the world's most famous fairytales, Cinderella's magical story continues to delight audiences old and new alike!
Cinderella is an enduring folktale and has seen many incarnations since first appearing in Europe 500 years ago. Whilst some versions of Cinderella follow a more bloody and medieval theme, the most popular is that of the downtrodden step-daughter, cheated from her inheritance by her evil step-mother and her less than appealing daughters. But their careful shielding of 'Cinders', who they treat as a servant, is all for nothing, as she is saved by a doting and magical fairy-godmother, who transforms her from ash-covered maid to sparkling princess. In her new guise, she captures the heart and mind of the Prince at a lavish ball. When the clock begins to strike 12 and she flees before the spell breaks, he swears to scour the entire Kingdom for the beguiling girl who left behind only a dainty glass slipper...