In an opening night made for princes and princesses, the Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s (BTQ) Cinderella dazzled audiences with its romance, artisanship and superb costume design.
The fairy-tale by Charles Perrault is legendary, and while the story has been told countless times, BTQ has managed to bring an age-old tale to life with a fresh and beautiful performance.
Under BTQ’s Artistic Director Timothy Brown, the classic story was enhanced with the introduction of magical characters, such as the Garden Fairies, Grasshoppers, Doves and pumpkin patch girls.
With choreography by Timothy Brown and Elizabeth Whelan, BTQ’s soloists gave a stunning performance that was coupled with immense talent and authentic acting.
Meghan Hansen’s Cinderella is elegant and graceful, keeping the audience in awe of her charm, whilst inspired by her kindness.
The interaction between Cinderella and the Prince (performed by Tristan Fraser-Preston) was moving, and the chemistry between the two characters was a delight to watch through ballet.
Special mention should be made to the talented young girls who performed as the pumpkin patch, Garden Fairies and Doves.
Ballet stars in the making, these gorgeous young dancers transformed Cinderella into the enchanting performance that it was.
Words by Melanie Baker
Image by BTQ
Details: Concert Hall, QPAC – Corner Melbourne St & Grey St, South Brisbane 4101 | (07) 3840 7444 | 19 – 21 January, 2017 | Times vary | Tickets from $39.95 – $49.94 | Running time 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 20 minute interval.