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Classical ballet

Cinderella  

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Choreography
charels perrot
Stage
Kapitanov Aggey
Costume
Selskaia Fagyilie
Lighting
Runnimg Time
2hours
Year of Performance
a ballet fairy tale

wretched cinderella, badly treated by her stepmother and stepsisters, finally marries a prince and lives happily ever after because of her angelic heart. written by charles perrot, this typical didactic story has kindled a cinderella complex in many women worldwide, and has taught children the morality of rewarding good and punishing evil. interestingly, with this not so subtle message, cinderella made the all-time favorite for family viewing.
ballet variations of <cinderella> are largely divided into two versions, russian and british. while the russian versions mostly emphasize splendor and large scale, the british interprets the ballet as a heartwarming comedy mixed with exaggerated sarcasm adopted from pantomimes.
the korea national ballet’s <cinderella>, introduced in korea in 1997, has characteristics of both versions. in particular, in a variation inspired by frederick ashton, the role of the stepmother is performed by a danseur, not only changing the gender but also the attitude toward the stepmother from groundless prejudice to amused sympathy.

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