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This is a very interesting take on Cinderella. Set in the Hollywood of the 20’s with the Fairy Godmother as a Movie Producer and the Prince a movie star, the choreography is intricate as always with Nureyev. It’s well danced and my only grump is I think it’s long and a little drawn out at the end. I did find myself wanting to push it along a little. Enjoyed it though and it’s worth watching.
Great ballet, great dancers, and humor, too!
Great ballet with a number of excellent stars. A very intricate ballet, with many performer staying very active throughout the entire ballet. A lot of comedy. I’ve watched it several times since first writing a review, and continue enjoy it more each time. I’m amazed by the quality of the minor performers (many of whom are clearly top flight); I’ll probably watch it again and again, and may eventually buy the DVD.
Original and unique production with excellent audio/video quality
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I have to admit I’m no expert on ballet, but have recently become a fan. I enjoyed this production for its originality and artistry. The costumes, sets and dancing are of a very high caliber. The principle dancers, Letestu and Martinez are especially fine. The music by Prokofiev was very well performed and recorded. It’s great to experience such excellent audio and HD video in a streaming video. Not having a synopsis to refer to made it a bit challenging to understand the story, but I found one on-line.
"Another Cinderella Movie"
Read the summary before you watch this version of the ballet. The scene has been moved to the making of a movie in the 1920’s or so. The story becomes a bit difficult to follow as the scene switches back and forth between the making of the movie and the actual ballet. If you can get past that, you’ll enjoy it.
Nureyev’s choreography is astonishingly inventive, the entire performance, in every aspect, is intelligent, tasteful and beautifully performed!
ballet at its best
Nureyev’s choreography is beautifully conceived and expertly carried out. There are some good laughs re: Cinderella’s mother, who is a male in “drag.” I guess there are no suitably ugly female ballerinas who could fill this role.