Cendrillon

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Created in 1985 at the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon, Maguy Marin’s ‘Cendrillon' (Cinderella) has become as famous and mythical as 'May B' (1981), the French choreographer’s Beckettian masterpiece. The show has traveled the world from Scandinavia to Australia via Latin America, notching up nearly 500 performances. Under the auspices of designer Montserrat Casanova, this centrepiece of his contemporary repertoire looks like a doll's house on stage, with the dancers made otherwordly by fabulous scenery, flashy costumes and childlike masks. Against a set design based on wooden horses, Maguy Marin unleashes a harmonious, fragile and minimalist choreography: Prokofiev's classic ballet as you’ve never seen it before.

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