Rags-to-riches tale makes perfect ballet

Vienna Festival Ballet
Vienna Festival Ballet

Vienna Festival Ballet is offering a magical evening for the whole family with a performance of Cinderella at The Pavillion Theatre, Worthing, on Friday, May 16.

Cinderella is one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

A mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two comical ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince combine to make the perfect piece of story-telling.

With a collection of music taken from the vast array from great Italian composer Rossini’s most famous operatic achievements, a magical melange of music has been chosen that is sure to astonish and amaze.

Peter Mallek, celebrated Austrian dancer, founded the company after his illustrious career as a dancer of international renown, in 1980. Now in their 34th year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world.

VFB are known for their beautiful and lavish hand-made costumes and head dresses; their productions have all the elegance and extravagance associated with the best of ballet. VFB’s company comprises talented dancers including graduates from the Royal Ballet School, British, Australian and Italian soloists, and guest stars from Vienna and South Africa.

Chris Nicholls, renowned conductor and musical director for ballet, rearranged and rewrote the ballet score.

The music was then recorded especially for the company by the leading orchestra in Kosice, Slovakia, conducted by Nicholls himself.

Sheila Styles, one of the company’s most expert and idiosyncratic choreographers, from the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, has created through inspiration from the choice of music, and her talent for choreography and staging, a perfect ballet for VFB.

Cinderella is based on the traditional story, the ballet will surely touch and reach out to everyone’s heart, with its combination of pure classical dancing and a touch of pantomime.

Music by G. A. Rossini. Choreography by Sheila Styles.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Call the box office on 01903 206 206 or visit www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.