Who was that girl with really long hair, flanked by seven dwarves, with mean stepsisters? If you need to brush up on your fairy tales, Ballet Idaho has just the thing. The company will once again perform the beloved Cinderella, a dance version of Charles Perrault's classic tale.
First performed as a ballet in Europe in the 19th century, Cinderella has a history of charming audiences with a familiar storyline—one of rags to riches and good conquering evil.
Want to bring your junior ballet aficionados? Don't worry, you won't have to stay up until the stroke of midnight to enjoy the show. Ballet Idaho offers three shows Friday, April 6, through Saturday, April 7, including a Saturday matinee.
Ballet Idaho's Artistic Director Peter Anastos first envisioned Cinderella for the American Ballet Theater in New York City. Anastos collaborated on the performance with one of the most-famous dancers in the history of ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Part of the enchantment that comes with this ballet is how well most audiences know it in other forms, be it book or Disney movie. But this is a chance to see it interpreted through choreography and performed by dancers from across the country without leaving the City of Trees.
Let this performance be an excuse to do a little spring cleaning and relocate your favorite pair of glass slippers. Get gussied up for the night and watch love unfold on stage, and if you have a stepmom who needs to shape up her act, bring her along and hope that she gets inspired.