Cinderella at the Dutch National Ballet

Cinderella at the Dutch National Ballet

Dec 13, 2018Jan 01, 2019
Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN
Various prices

Cinderella, one of the most famous fairy tales of all time, whisks you to a fantasy world at the Dutch National Ballet.

A dark, poetic Cinderella

This staging is darker and more poetic than the Cinderella most people are familiar with, based on the original version popularised by the Brothers Grimm, as well as the 1945 ballet version by Prokofiev.

Christopher Wheeldon is the brains behind this choreography, which was awarded a Prix Benois de la Danse, the equivalent of the Oscars in the dance world! 

A new and epic libretto, in collaboration with American playwright and screenwriter Craig Lucas has given Cinderella a new edge. According to Christopher Wheeldon: “Cinderella is not the victim and drudge she’s often portrayed as being; I see her as more in control……she shoulders her burden with her head held high and a sense of inner pride.” 


Cinderella – a cinematic dance experience

A cinematic dimension, with the visual projections by multimedia artist Daniel Brodie, brings the fairy tale ballet into the 21st century. 

There is also the unusual element of puppeteering by Basil Twist and set design and costume design by Julian Crouch that takes you away from a Dutch autumn right to another world, full of glass slippers, mice transforming into footmen and a pumpkin morphing into a carriage to whisk Cinderella away.

A special expat drink and guided tour at the ballet

IamExpat has organised a special expat event on one of the nights of the performances of Cinderella. On December 20, join other internationals for a special expat drink and guided tour at the ballet. At 7pm on December 20, there will be a gathering for expats on the first floor where you'll be offered a complimentary drink. At the first intermission, you'll be brought on a guided tour of the theatre.

Book your tickets online

Tickets to Cinderella are available on the Dutch National Opera website. Book your ballet tickets in advance before all the good seats are taken!