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Japanese dancer to perform in Cinderella ballet

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Japanese dancer Nobuo Fujino will play the Prince in the Cinderella ballet to be staged at the HCM City Opera House on April 28 and 29. (Photo: HBSO)

HCM City (VNA) - Japanese dancer Nobuo Fujino will perform in a ballet based on Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella, which will be staged at the HCM City Opera House on Friday and Saturday (April 28 and 29).

Fujino will play the Prince, while Cinderella will be performed by young dancer Tran Hoang Yen.

The show will include Dang Minh Hien as the stepmother, French dancer Chloe Glemot as the Fairy Godmother, and dancers from the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO).

The ballet is choreographed by Norwegian Johanne Jakhelln Constant, who is also in charge of costume and stage design.

Fujino was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions founded in 1991 by the International Dance Association in Moscow, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia in 2005.

He won the Rising Artist of the Hong Kong Arts Development Board in 2003.

He has played leading roles in several famous ballets, including Quixote, Giselle and Anna Karenina.

Prokofiev composed Cinderella between 1940 and 1944, and it has inspired an estimated 1,500 ballet versions around the world.

Its premiere was choreographed by Rostislav Zakharov and conducted by Yuri Fayer in 1945 at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.

The ballet was first performed at the city’s Opera House in 2013, and has become an annual awaited performance for the city’s audiences, especially young people.

The show will begin at 8pm at 7 Lam Son Square in District 1. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or via www.ticketbox.vn.-VNA
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