5-star review for Cinderella!

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So it’s fair to say that I was a little more than excited for the premiere of ‘Cinderella’ with Ballet Cymru on the 8th this month. I had been working hard to complete the score and finish the production on time. I had not really had chance to watch much of the dancing until the week before the production. I was absolutely stunned watching the final performances. Everything worked together brilliantly, and the critics agreed. Jemma Beggs in the Wales Art Review called the score ‘wonderful’. Mike Smith, writing in the Western Mail, gave the show a 5-star review and comments: ‘The dance is swept along by an instantly accessible atmospheric score, so catchy that it seems familiar as if it has been accompanying this ballet for decades rather than a fresh piece of writing’. I feel particularly proud of this comment, since it validates the hard work I put into creating a score that had to be traditional and innovative in the same respect. Similar praise is awarded to the choreographers and collaborative partners in this review: ‘This Cinders is the complete package. The dancing is full of character and style while Darius James and Amy Doughty’s choreography is packed with pulsating invention melded with traditional elegance and refinement’. And above all the dancers should feel amazingly proud of what they have achieved. Cinderella continues to tour next month. Check out http://welshballet.co.uk/whats-on/tour-dates for a complete list.

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Posted on 22/05/2015, in General and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Just wanted to say that have just experienced a performance of Cinderalla in Cumbria and thought the musical score was wonderful! In fact I googled to find out where it came from as I thought it might be a modern classic I wasn’t aware of! I thought it really captured and enhanced the characterisation embedded in the choreography ( I should say I’m neither very familiar with ballet or modern classical music but your score really sold both to me). Took my three granddaughters as a treat , the older ones loved it but the youngest who is only six found the adherence to the Brothers Grimm tale a bit scarry. But thank you the rest of us loved it. Best wishes Jenny

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