Choreographer Bengt Jörgen, C.M.
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Set & Lighting Design Glenn Davidson
Costume Design Robert Doyle
Number of Dancers 16
Run Time 2 hours with one intermission

“Cinderella is one of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s most popular classical ballets and is one of my personal favourites. Cinderella is a touching ballet, but also makes people laugh and has an uplifting quality to it. Set to beautiful music by Sergei Prokofiev, it is the epitome of classical ballet.”
– Bengt Jörgen, C.M., Artistic Director

Bengt Jörgen’s Cinderella is an innovative take on the classic fairy tale. Jörgen’s choreography balances the fairy tale elements of the story with a contemporary treatment of Cinderella and her family relationships. Returning to the original Russian tradition of having women perform the roles of the stepsisters, Jörgen builds a more realistic and human look at Cinderella and her circumstances, and then uses these scenes to both counterpoint and highlight the magical aspects of the story.