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. « Cendrillon » 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.
created on 3rd June 2013 at Kursaal de San Sebastián (Espagne)
first representation in France on 7th June 2013 at the Opera Royal de Versailles with l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Euskadi, under the direction of Josep Caballé-Domenech
music Serge Prokofiev (Cendrillon op.87)
choreography Thierry Malandain
set and costumes Jorge Gallardo
production manager, lighting design Jean-Claude Asquié
costume production Véronique Murat assisted by Anaïs Abel, Nelly Geyrès, Charlotte Guicherd, Charlotte Margnoux, Laura Tavernier
set and accesory production Chloé Bréneur, Alain Cazaux, Annie Onchalo
wig makers François Dussourd, Georges Dejardin
coproduced by Opéra Royal de Versailles / Château de Versailles, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Opéra de Reims, Teatro Victoria Eugenia – San Sebastián, Estate Teatrale Veronese, Lugano in Scena, Teatro Mayor de Bogotá, Artevent – Regione de Veneto, Teatros del Canal – Madrid, Théâtre Olympia d’Arcachon, Espace Jéliote – Scène Conventionnée CCPO d’Oloron Sainte-Marie, Malandain Ballet Biarritz
duration of the entire ballet 94’
ballet for 20 dancers
For his ballet Cendrillon, Thierry Malandain received in 2014, in Berlin, the Award for Best Choregrapher award at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards, adwarded by the Malakhov Foundation.