Dayton Ballet's Cinderella
Dayton Ballet dons its glass slipper and takes another giant step forward in reviving live dance with one of the most popular and most widely performed classical ballets of all time—Cinderella! Prokofiev’s beautiful music has inspired the most acclaimed of choreographers to bring the fairytale character to life on stage, perhaps as Prokofiev himself envisioned her. Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke originally choreographed this production in 2013, with all the intrigue, love and humor one would expect from one of the world’s most iconic rags-to-riches love stories. Dayton Ballet brings to the stage a condensed presentation of this story ballet—just 70 minutes long with no intermission—with such artistry, exquisite dancing, and a healthy dose of humor, that another word might just come to mind when we say “Cinderella”—magic.