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My First Ballet: Cinderella will be making its first appearance in Dartford

14:22 17 February 2017

Mar Bonet Sans as Cinderella & Riku Yamamoto as the Prince in My First Ballet: Cinderella

Mar Bonet Sans as Cinderella & Riku Yamamoto as the Prince in My First Ballet: Cinderella

© 2017 Arnaud Stephenson

The show is adapted into an hours length to help young audiences follow the story

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella, a reimagined version of the classic fairy-tale created especially for children as young as three. It will be making its first appearence in Dartford.

Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Cinderella is an introduction to the magic of ballet.

This production tells the story of Cinderella, who is tormented by her stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Prince’s ball. Left behind to an evening of chores, she is visited by her Fairy Godmother who transforms her into a Princess who shall go to the ball.

Choreographed by George Williamson, award-winning former student of English National Ballet School, My First Ballet: Cinderella is part of the My First Ballet series which enters its sixth year in 2017. Since its inception in 2012, over 200,000 people have enjoyed the series which has included the hugely successful My First Ballet: Swan Lake, Coppélia and Sleeping Beauty.

The My First Ballet series is performed by second year students of English National Ballet School, providing them with valuable rehearsal and performance experience within a professional touring company.

Choreographer George Williamson, said: “Cinderella was the first production I created in the series, and I’m thrilled to be revisiting the choreography and reworking it for a brand new audience. I’m proud to be working with English National Ballet and the School to lead the way in creating tailor made productions for children, offering what for many will be their first experience of a ballet performance.”

For more information and tickets visit orchardtheatre.co.uk

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