The famous glass slipper takes the form of a sparkling pointe shoe as the Goh Ballet puts its classical chops to the fairy tale “Cinderella”. To mark its 40th anniversary, the company has commissioned a world premiere with a glittering pedigree: it’s choreographed by Maina Gielgud, former artistic director of the Australian Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. The Goh Ballet is also bringing in principal dancers Venus Villa and Rolando Sarabia from the Washington Ballet to join its cast of polished dance students. With a lush video set design by Jamie Nesbitt and the sweeping sounds of Sergei Prokofiev, it might turn out to be a crowd favourite on the scale of Goh’s beloved annual Nutcracker.
The Goh Ballet presents Cinderella at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday (June 1 and 2).
High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week
Les Parfaits Inconnus
To June 3 at the Granville Island Stage
Circus meets rock concert in a cool spectacle at the children’s fest.
Kitt & Jane
To June 3 at the Vancity Culture Lab
Whacked-out fun happens as two pals hijack a school assembly at the rEvolver Festival.
May 31 to June 2 at the Comedy MIX
As gutsy as he is smart, this is one standup who will take on any subject, sexual or political.
Susan Hiller: Altered States
To September 2 at the Polygon Gallery
Multimedia mashes with dreamscapes and pop culture at this art legend’s exhibit.
The Making of the X-Files
To June 30 at the Back Gallery Project
Step right into the FBI basement office of the cult TV series’s Fox Mulder.