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Cinderella, Royal Ballet | reviews, news & interviews

Cinderella, Royal Ballet

Cinderella, Royal Ballet

Christmas cheer and Christmas camp from the Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez dazzles as CinderellaPhotos: Tristram Kenton

Christmas rolls around, and so does Cinderella, a welcome alternative to the seasonal dance-critic bah-humbug that is The Nutcracker. First, the good news. The good news is Marianela Nuñez. Always a lovely dancer, in Ashton she just glows. No one could be more suited than she to Ashton’s fiendishly difficult petite batterie, those tiny, beaten, viciously fast steps; no one could be more suited than she to Ashton’s light, bright jumps: with her sunny temperament and lovely punchy ballon Nuñez rises (literally) to the choreography’s demands.

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