Music by Sergey Prokofiev
Choreography by A. Emelianov
Royal Moscow Ballet’s Company “The Crown of Russian Ballet” was founded in 1997.
The company consists of the best Russian choreography schools graduates. “The Crown of Russian Ballet” has toured successfully in Russia and around the globe: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, India, Switzerland, Austria, China, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambya, Israel, Japan, Sri-Lanka, China, Romania, Kazakhstan, Marocco, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates. In May 2006 company gave the first in Eastern Africa ballet performance ever.
For many years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in North America in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. The company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the renowned Vaganova training with over the globe with different young ballet dancers annually in the programme “Dance with us”. This programme company would like to introduce in Malta for the young maltese dancers.
Royal Moscow Ballet’s “Cinderella” features Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score, choreography by Anatolie Emelianov and enchanting sets created by Valentin Federov, graduate of the Stanislavsky’s Academy in Moscow and chief designer for the Chebaksari State Opera House. Unique to Royal Moscow Ballet’s production is Federov’s larger-than-life puppet “Baba Yaga,” an evil mythological character found in the Russian Cinderella story Vasilisa the Brave.
Cinderella is a beautiful fairytale about love, fortunate fate and the triumph of good. This Perreault fairytale has been performed in the theatre under various names: “The Crystal Slipper”, “The Magic Slipper”, “The Squirrel Fur Slipper”, “Cendrillion”, and finally, “Cinderella”. In fact, it was already being staged as a ballet in the 18th century.
“Cinderella’s” author lived in the 17th century. He was the author of many tales beloved throughout the world, including “Sleeping Beauty”, “Puss in Boots”, and “Bluebeard”.
Over the years, the poetic charm of the Cinderella tale has captivated the imagination of directors and composers. Music of this ballet was written by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev immediately agte World War II; as enchanting, tender and fragile as Cinderella herself, to which choreographer Rostislav Zakharov created his ballet.
In addition to “Cinderella”, company repertory includes time-honored Russian ballets The Great Russian “Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Romeo and Juliet” by Tchaikovsky, “Don Quixote” and “Giselle”, “Daylight Leaves the Earth”, “Gypsy Motives”, “Carmen”, “Tristan and Isolde”, “Kursk Songs” and many more.
Every ballet theater’s repertory is based on golden classical ballets. Gems by Petipa, Fokine, Gorsky, as well as lyrics by Pushikin, Esenin, Lermontov and music by Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky, Stravinsky will always be masterpieces. They convey eternal values to every generation.