Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: Cinderella

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In Brief

Performance length: , without intermissions

Founded in 1985 and rapidly becoming a leading company in theinternational dance scene, the Monte-Carlo Ballet first performed Cinderella 25years ago. Since then, the choreography, created on the music of Prokofiev, hasbeen performed around the world to uniform acclaim. It is the work of the world-famous Jean-Christophe Maillot, winner of the Nijinsky Award and the Prixde Lausanne Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Without forcibly redrawing thecontours of the story, the production explores the deeper layers of the tale that everyone knows, probing the psychological drives behind the relationships between the characters and the metaphorical or symbolic meanings of the latter. All this is done with the utmost artistry of movement and spectacle, through the story of a young, simple and honest girl.

Like the fairy tale, the productionis about wonder and real beauty – the one that needs no accessories, no fancy dresses, not even the famed fairy shoes. Cinderella’s bare feet become the symbolic subject of the entire ballet. They are the emblem of the young girl’s poverty and exclusion, while being the body part without which there is no dance.

Theperformance is not recommended for audiences under the age of 6. 

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo operatesunder the presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.
The officialpartner of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is Crédit Foncier de Monaco.

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Production design: ErnestPignon-Ernest

Costumes: Jérôme Kaplan

Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Choreographer: Jean-ChristopheMaillot