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11/12/2016 Cinderella Downtown

When is a fairy tale not a fairy-tale? That is one of the questions Prokofiev set out to explore in his 1944 ballet Cinderella. And it is also a question that The National Ballet of Canada's 2004 version of the ballet asks. Choreographed by James Kudelka, the National Ballet's Cinderella utilizes the popularity and irresistible narrative pull of the original fairy tale to the fullest and both preserves and enhances its romantic, satiric and comic elements. But, at the same time, it subtly subverts the conventional rags to riches theme, the traditional idea of a young girl's search for fulfillment in simply marrying well and ascending the power structure.
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