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Cinderella, English National Ballet, London Coliseum | reviews, news & interviews

Cinderella, English National Ballet, London Coliseum

Cinderella, English National Ballet, London Coliseum

A 20-year-old and a 38-year-old in remarkable harmony

The ball scene designed by David Walker: 'the inky blue court theme allows Cinderella to arrive in her silvery tutu like the full moon in the night'Annabel Moeller/ENB

English National Ballet turns 60 next week, and nowadays just enduring has to be enough. Smelling of greasepaint and tour buses from the very first, it also smelled of stars - Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin who began it, Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova who created splendid productions for it, and extraordinary late-career performances by Lynn Seymour. Stars have been born in ENB too, even if they burst into full gleam elsewhere - Trinidad Sevillano, Tamara Rojo, and more than likely the young lad who is ENB’s latest find, Vadim Muntagirov, who danced last night in Cinderella.

Klimentova looks like a ship that has found a sweet new wind

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