- $30 for one ticket to Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education and Coastal Ballet USA’s Cinderella (up to $44 value)
- Where: Charleston Music Hall
- Seating: center rear first floor
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Click to see the seating chart
- Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m.
Basking in the acclaim for his masterpiece ballet Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev was commissioned to produce a new romantic work: Cinderella. But then World War II arrived in Russia. While he set the fairy tale aside to focus on more nationalistic works, Prokofiev’s imagination began weaving a tapestry of pas-de-deux, waltzes, and mazurkas, all slightly inflected by the discord of the world around him.
The work finally debuted in Moscow just two months after the end of the war, signaling a newly restored ability to revel in the simple blossoming of love. With fairies and a secretly powerful beggar, Nikolai Volkov’s scenario adds a little extra magic to the tale of a servant girl who loses a slipper and the prince who finds it and momentarily confuses it for an avant-garde drinking glass.
Charleston Ballet Center for Dance and Coastal Ballet USA
After training with companies including the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the Ballet Russe School, Don Cantwell returned to Charleston with a dream: to share the beauty of ballet with the local community. Decades later, he and Executive Artistic Director Patricia Cantwell continue to do just that at Charleston Ballet Center for Dance and Coastal Ballet USA, training future generations of dancers and staging dazzling productions featuring guest artists and their own students. They are partnered by award-winning Choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr, whose innovative work has brought new life to classics including Alice in Wonderland, The Rite of Spring, and The Firebird. Jill became the recipient of the Individual Artist award for artistic excellence at The 2008 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards. In 2010, she was selected as a SC Arts Commission 2010 Dance Choreography Fellow and also appointed to the Dance Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.