Nur-Sultan to Host Premiere of Cinderella Ballet

The new interpretation of the Cinderella legendary fairytale will be staged at Astana Ballet. The long-awaited play based on Charles Perrault’s fairytale will be premiered in the capital city of Kazakhstan. Residents and visitors will enjoy the contemporary dance, vivid characters, humor and the unique scenery.

Choreographers said that Cinderella is one of the large-scale and challenging performances which require high technical capabilities and artists’ full dedication.

“First of all, music is sophisticated. Secondly, it is very hard to create a two-act ballet from a three-act score. It was difficult for me to cut some of the musical fragments of Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. We have very sophisticated scenery. I am confident that everything will turn into one single story that will be told successfully,” said Russian Choreographer, Nadezhda Kalinina.

The colorful story unfolds as Cinderella’s diary. In the interpretation of well-known set designer Sergei Novikov, the theme of the book is reflected in everything, not only in the scenery, but also in small props and costumes of the artists. The famous glass slippers will be replaced by pointed shoes decorated with sparkling rhinestones.

“The shoes are embroidered with precious gems. This is a completely new production that has been created for us, for our artists. Of course, everything is new from costumes to decorations. This is a huge responsibility. Moreover, I am performing it for the first time, so as an artist it’s interesting to me. This is my new part in the performance and I have a lot to do,” said Leading Soloist of Astana Ballet, Tatyana Ten.

According to the theater management, Cinderella will be included in the program of international tours next year. The fairytale where miracle and kind deeds happen, is available to residents and visitors of the capital city. The premiere of the play will also take place on 21 and 22 December as well as 7 and 8 January.