Librettist Nikolai Volkov, who in 1940 came up with the idea to use the "Cinderella
" story for a ballet, said: "Russian ballet should not forget Cinderella
because, in working on this subject, we are able to connect with the traditions of Russian classical choreography, which were identified and established in the great Tchaikovskys works, such as Sleeping Beauty.
Those of us fortunate enough to have been at its premiere on December 23, 1948, will never forget the thrill of that evening, with its porcelain-delicate Cinderella in Moira Shearer, the gallantry of her Prince, Michael Somes, the agile virtuosity of Alexander Grant, the English pantomime expertise of Robert Helpmann and Ashton himself as the Ugly Sisters, and the all-English grace of Pamela May as the Fairy Godmother.
By the time the production reaches New York, probably many of these early inadequacies will have been addressed, and in any event the principal casting might well be confined to Cojocaru and Kobborg plus the couple who had such a success in Cinderella on the company's last U.
With so many high school proms coming up starting next month, the fairy godmothers don't have a lot of time to fill all the orders they think will come from Cinderellas eager to attend the ball.
He would have loved this story - a modern-day sequel to Cinderella.
woah there would be a actors and actresses like real persons on Cinderella
this 2015 wthhhh excited - Jewel Ann a (@PeppermintSwift) (https://twitter.
In minutes, messages are sent to either a mobile phone, land-line phone or E-mail account, delivering a fun and hilarious message from the star of "A Cinderella
Story" that addresses the lucky recipient by name and relates a modern fairy tale custom-made to his or her own life.