Biarritz Ballet, National Choreographic Center
Cinderella is a very old story made famous especially by Charles Perrault (1697) and the Brothers Grimm (1812), but we can find hundreds of different versions of this fairy tale throughout the world. Its plot, fantasy and richness of symbols were also the source of numerous film and theatre adaptations. While remaining faithful to the dramaturgy of Cinderella and to the score by Prokofiev, Thierry Malandain developed a very personal approach, exploring some themes that he holds dear. Cinderella is the path of a star, a dancing star. Malandain took us on the road to Accomplishment. A road passing through doubt, denial, pain and hope to finally reach light. Through this vision, made of ashes and magic, sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, something quite universal was written.