The ballet Cinderella, by Sergei Prokofiev, was written as a commissioned work for the famous ballet company of the Kirov Theatre in what is now St Petersburg. Its premiere, however, actually took place in Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on 21 November 1945. The work achieved international status with Frederick Ashton's version, which appeared under the English title of Cinderella in 1948. The accompanying recording of Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Cinderella is taken from a performance by the Opéra National de Lyon in 1989, choreographed by Maguy Marin. Set and costumes are by Montserrat Casanova, lighting design by John Spradbery, and the musical directorship of the Opéra National taken up by Yakov Kreisberg. Studio production of the Lyon Opera House recording was by Måns Reuterswärd.
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Born in Toulouse, dancer and choreographer Maguy Marin studied classical ballet at the Toulouse dance academy. She then joined the Strasbourg Dance Company and later Mudra, Maurice Béjart’s multi-disciplinary school in Brussels. In 1978, with Daniel Ambash, she founded the Ballet-Théâtre de l’Arche, which was to become the Compagnie Maguy Marin in 1984. The Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne followed in 1985: its unremitting artistic work spread worldwide.
In 1987, Marin’s encounter with musician-composer Denis Mariotte was the starting point of a decisive partnership, which broadened the scope of experimentation.
Then in 1998, a new place to settle in, for a new Centre Chorégraphique National, in Rillieux-la-Pape: a place as a we in time and space to strengthen one’s ability to foster those diagonal forces resisting oblivion (H. Arendt).
The year 2011 saw a remodelling of the framework in which the company’s reflection and achievements unfold. After the intensity of the Rillieux-la-Pape years, there emerged a need for a new phase in Toulouse from 2012.
In January, 2015, Maguy Marin and the company find the region of Lyon. An installation to ramdam to Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, who engages the deployment of a new ambitious project: RAMDAM, un centre d’art.
Source : Compagnie Maguy Marin
More information : compagnie-maguy-marin.fr
Måns Ulrik Göstason Reuterswärd, born April 6, 1932 in Stockholm, is a Swedish film and television producer. He is the son of the garden architect Gösta Reuterswärd and since 1984 married the film producer Katinka Faragó.
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Ballet de l'Opéra national de Lyon (direction Yorgos Loukos)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Christina Hörnblad (producteur), Jean-Pierre Brossmann (Directeur général), Jacques Hédouin (administrateur général)
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Mâns Reuterswärd (Réalisation vidéo), Production SVT-1 et RM ARTS en association avec LA SEPT, Channel 4 et ZDF 1989 - DVD DISPONIBLE CHEZ ARTHAUS MUSIK : www.arthaus-musik.com