Punny title I know hehehe. I couldn’t help myself! So for my birthday (August), one of my closest friend’s, Morgan gave me tickets for me and her to watch the Queensland Ballet’s production of Cinderella on September 19 at the Arts Centre Gold Coast. It was the first ballet I’d seen and boy did I love it, here’s what went down that night 🙂
With beautiful costumes, incredible sets, and amazingly talented dancers, Cinderella performed by the Queensland Ballet was a spectacular show! The ballet shows the story of Cinderella through 3 acts – Act 1: The antics of the Ugly Stepsisters until the Fairy Godmother’s transformation of the pumpkin to the carriage and the mice into a coach and horses, Act 2: The ball, and finally Act 3: Cinderella in her rags with her one shoe and ends with her wedding with the Prince and the new princess loved by all.
The story is much like the tale we already know and love with a few new beautiful characters you may not know of yet, like the fairies of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter who all assist the Fairy Godmother in her magic and the Prince’s very funny Jester. It had a great combination of humour, romance and drama, and the sets and special lighting really set the scene. The live orchestra also really brought the story to life!
We were so blessed that one of the highlights of our night was meeting the dance legend himself, Li Cunxin! Morgan and I sooo fangirled and were over the moon to get a photo and his autograph! Li Cunxin is not only the Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director but also author of Mao’s Last Dancer, motivational speaker and mentor, and 2014 Australian of the Year finalist.
Li Cunxin said, “They all work very hard. The quality of the performance reflects the care and attention to detail which has been lavished upon it.”
The show certainly brought the magic to life, you could say that it was the show that fit the shoe!