Cendrillon Théâtre National Chaillot
© Olivier Houeix

After wowing the crowds at Versailles and Biarritz, choreographer Thierry Malandain's idiosyncratic staging of Cinderella comes to the capital, complete with dreamlike dancing and sparkling Prokofiev score. The twenty-strong ensemble, comprised entirely of alums of the renowned Malandain Ballet Biarritz, gives a subtle rendering of the fairy tale favourite, navigating the dramatic tonal changes – from Cinderella's miserable day-to-day existence to euphoric party scenes – with nuance and considerable inventiveness. They're complemented by a restrained set, an exercise in grey shading that never distracts from the performances. Wonderful.

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