Closing the season, Les Grands Ballets will perform a unique Cinderella choreographed by Jayne Smeulders while she was still a Principal Dancer with the West Australian Ballet.
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s tale, Smeulders created this classic for Les Grands Ballet in 2011 featuring over 150 brilliant costumes designed by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt and new sets.
Several roles have also been created specifically for Les Grands Ballets’ dancers, enriching the set of fantasy characters: unicorns, nymphs and inseparable birds appear in the enchanted garden scenes.
Cinderella will also open the company’s 2023-2024 season.
Along with the Cinderella shows open to the general public, Les Grands Ballets will also be giving a free private performance on June 2 for several hundred people with special needs invited by the National Center for Dance Therapy and another hundred children and teens who have been victims of violence coming from the Marie-Vincent Foundation and various youth centers.
All Les Grands Ballets Montreal performances of Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella will take place at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts:
- May 31 @ 8:00 PM
- June 1 @ 8:00 PM
- June 2 @ 8:00 PM
- June 3 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
- June 4 @ 2:00 PM
- September 8 @ 8:00 PM
- September 9 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
The company will also tour with the production to National Arts Center in Ottawa accompanied by live music played by the NAC Orchestra:
- November 9 @ 8:00 PM
- November 10 @ 8:00 PM
- November 11 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Featured Photo for Les Grands Ballets’ unique Cinderella of Rachele Buriassi. Photo by Sasha Onyshchenko.
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