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Cinderella & Paquita – Clark Center for the Performing Arts
June 5 @ 3:00 pm
Presented by Every Body Can Dance
Everybody Can Dance presents an evening of ballets where fortunes change and anyone can become a princess with Cinderella and Paquita!
The mixed bill starts with Prokofiev’s Cinderella, a neoclassical ballet first performed in 1945. Cinderella is left alone to clean the house while her awkward step sisters attends the Prince’s ball, but her Fairy Godmother has other ideas! With help from the Fairies of the Four Seasons, magical Clock Gnomes, and a pair of prancing white horses, Cinderella is on her way to happily ever after!
This timeless fairy tale comes to life through Prokofiev’s wonderful music and lively dancing created by Artistic Director Diane Rose Zink after the original choreography by Rostislav Zakharov. Featuring a special Epilogue, Cinderella and the Prince, presented by guest artists Chasen Greenwood and Máire New.
The show continues with another rags-to-riches tale in the story of Paquita, a young gypsy girl with a mysterious past. Paquita saves the life of Lucien, a handsome Captain of Napoleon’s army. She disguises him in gypsy clothes to hide him from the murderers, and the two begin to fall in love. But secrets cannot stay hidden for long, and many truths are soon revealed! Through a locket she has worn all her life, Paquita discovers she is the daughter of the Governor of Spain, lost in infancy during the French Revolution, but now reunited with her father. She marries her handsome Captain in a lavish wedding, a jewel in the classical ballet repertoire.
Paquita was originally performed in 1846, but much of the choreography was lost during the Russian Revolution. The only surviving segment is Paquita’s glorious wedding celebration, a 45 minute tour de force showcasing the many varied talents of the ballerinas. Act one, the narrative portion of the ballet, is an all-new staging by Assistant Director Juliet Peck, incorporating gypsy dances from several great ballets as well as new choreography for this production.
We hope you will enjoy our World Premiere!
General Admission $25 Child $20
Show dates/times: June 4th at 7:00PM and June 5th at 3:00PM