Cinderella is the BBC's ballet offering for Christmas. The new, much-acclaimed Bintley production for the Birmingham Royal Ballet will be shown on BBC 2:
The production brings together award-winning director and choreographer Bintley and internationally recognised artist and designer John MacFarlane, in their first-ever collaboration. Cinderella also sees Bintley collaborating with lighting designer David Finn for the first time.
Filmed by Ross MacGibbon – a former dancer with the Royal Ballet, now an award-winning film- maker, and set to Prokofiev's beautiful score, this much-awaited new production of the classic fairytale promises to be a magical treat for all the family.
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