Join us online for this video presentation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet performing 'Cinderella'. Or you can still listen to RNZ Concert's regular programme on the radio.
Dazzling against the light and dark of Prokofiev’s powerful score, this is a ravishing interpretation of the timeless 'rags to riches' fairy-tale romance.
Friday 17 April at 7.30pm (and repeating on Sunday 19 April at 10.30am)
In her grief, the young Cinderella plants a rose at her mother’s graveside. When her father remarries, the future seems bleaker than ever. Her wicked stepmother is intent on pushing kind and beautiful Cinderella aside in favour of her two nasty step-sisters. The course of true love never did run smooth, but in this best loved of all fairy tales, Cinderella meets her prince.
Choreographed by Christopher Hampson and with sumptuous costumes and lavish sets by acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord.
Cinderella: Lucy Green
Prince: Qi Huan
Tall Step Sister: Clytie Campbell
Short Step Sister: Adriana Harper
Fairy Godmother: Abigail Boyle
Stepmother: Lucy Balfour
Father: Paul Mathews
Dancing Master, Grasshopper: Medhi Angot
Prince’s Friends: Brendan Bradshaw, Jacob Chown
Designer, Spider: Jaered Glavin
Dress Makers, Spiders: Helio Lima, Harry Skinner, Sam Shapiro
Shoe Makers, Silkmoths: Jacob Chown, Kohei Iwamoto
Priest, The Royal Shoemaker: Sir Jon Trimmer
Shoemakers: Kohei Iwamoto, Rory Fairweather-Neylan, Sam Shapiro, Jaered Glavin
With Artists of the Royal New Zealand Ballet
Ginny Gan, Katherine Grange, Sara Havener, Antonia Hewitt, Bronte Kell,y Yang Liu, Alayna Ng, Mayu Tanigaito, Emma White ,Maree White, Gina-Marie Leathem, Dimitri Kleioris, Loughlan Prior, Joseph Skelton, Matthew Slattery; Luis Piva Jr (New Zealand School of Dance)
Young Cinderella: Emily Nicholson
Young Tall Sister: Heidi Craig
Young Short Sister: Olivia Gordon
Pageboys: Daniel Cockerill, Salem Foxx
Marc Taddei, Conductor
Christopher Hampson, Choreographer
Tracey Grant Lord, Production Designer
Nick Schlieper, Lighting Designer
Ethan Steifel, Artistic Director
Recorded at St James Theatre, Wellington - Dress Rehearsal, Wednesday 1 August 2012
Video: Mike Ritchie
Edited by Jeremy Brick