English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella
English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a new version of the much-loved fairy-tale ballet, Cinderella, as part of its My First Ballet series created especially for children as young as three. Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Cinderella is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. My First Ballet: Cinderella opens at The Peacock, London on 9 April 2020 before embarking on a tour. This is a new production of the well-loved story of Cinderella, featuring choreography by Ruth Brill.
Ruth Brill, Choreographer of My First Ballet: Cinderella, said: “I’m looking forward to creating My First Ballet: Cinderella for English National Ballet. I trained at English National Ballet School and danced for ENB for the first five years of my performing career. It’s great to be returning home to where it all began and working with the next generation of dancers from ENBS”.
The My First Ballet series is performed by students of English National Ballet School, providing them with valuable rehearsal and performance experience within a professional touring company.
Since its creation in 2012 the My First Ballet series has been enjoyed by over 320,000 people. The series has included the hugely successful performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.
To coincide with My First Ballet: Cinderella, English National Ballet will host on-stage family dance workshops, aimed to provide a gateway into the world of ballet and the production. Children and their parents/guardians will have the opportunity to learn extracts from the production and bring the characters to life with English National Ballet dance artists, and get up close to costumes and scenery.
For further information visit: www.ballet.org.uk/my-first-ballet-cinderella/
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