Reviews of the Australian Ballet in "Cinderella."
This new production, choreographed for the Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, courageously returns to classical principles and seeks the fairytale's inner narrative. Ratmansky's intricate choreography reveals nuance and depth in the familiar fable, places minimal reliance on mime and responds admirably to the dramatic cues in Prokofiev's vibrant score.
The Herald Sun
Forget pumpkin carriages and fairy godmothers with sparkly wands. Instead, Ratmansky goes universal with a luscious cavalcade from the solar system.
Dancers are the planets, moon, sun and stars (in outrageously divine costumes by Jerome Kaplan) in solos, duos and trios of delightful and meaty choreography.