The French cultural center L’Espace in Hanoi will screen the Paris Opera’s ballet performance Cinderella on October 19, starting at 7 p.m.
|Ballet performance Cinderella will be screened at L’Espace - Photo: Courtesy of organizer
Adapted from Charles Perrault's fairy tale, the performance is choreographed and directed by Rudolf Nureyev and narrated by Aurélie Dupont, dance director of the Paris Opera. The music is composed by Serguei Prokofiev.
Cinderella, played by Agnès Letestu, is victimized by a rotten family. Her only wish is to escape the harsh world in which she lives. One day, her kindness is rewarded when she helps a person in need and changes her destiny forever.
The ballet performance keeps Charles Perrault's original story with pumpkin carriage, the fairy godmother, and the glass slippers, but Cinderella’s journey to a happy ending with Prince Charming is now much more cinematic.