Touring 2016 – 17
Choreography by Rodney Gustafson
Additional choreography by Marina Fliagina
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Costume Design by A. Christina Giannini
Lighting Design by Mark Somerfield
Set Design by Jean-Francois Revon
Scenic Artist: Stefania Piazzo
The Cinderella ballet, completed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1945, is a variation of the original rags-to-riches story. State Street Ballet’s Cinderella features original choreography by Founder and Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson with additional choreography by Marina Fliagina, set design by Jean-Francios Revon, and costuming by Christina Giannini.
After its very successful premiere in Santa Barbara in 2005, the ballet was selected to tour the Eastern U.S. (from New Hampshire to Florida) and sold out every performance. Part of its appeal is the incredible melding of visual backdrops, movement and sound. Digital animation projected onto a see-through scrim is used to help a pumpkin transform into a carriage, while the lead dancer visible behind the scrim changes from her costume of rags to the princess dressed for a ball.
Cinderella appeals to audiences of all ages and levels of ballet-knowledge. It’s the perfect combination of a well-loved tale brought to life with unexpected twists and turns that will please young audience members, and classical dance that will satisfy ballet aficionados.