Grand Rapids Ballet: Choreographer Bruce Wells‘ artistic vision for ’Cinderella’

Bruce with Demi and Nick“Cinderella” is a classic fairy tale, loved by both children and adults for generations. To bring the beloved story to life in dance requires paying homage to the romance, magic and pageantry of French author Charles Perrault’s tale. Grand Rapid Ballet’s world premiere of “Cinderella,” featuring the work of world renowned choreographer Bruce Wells, opens this Friday, May 6, 2016, at Peter Martin Wege Theatre, and will play for two weekends. In developing “Cinderella,” Wells and Grand Rapids Ballet believe in honoring the magic of the story, and showing the world what makes Cinderella special. Wells wants the audience to feel the beauty of the story and remember why it is a classic. Get to know choreographer Bruce Wells and his artistic vision for “Cinderella.”

By Adrienne Warber | Examiner
Read the story at Examiner | Published: May 7, 2016

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