An entertaining ‘Cinderella’ minus crowd-pleasing tricks

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In today’s parlance, the music score of “Cinderella” could be referred to as a “mash-up,” a blending of songs or music, and in this case, Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s “top hits,” chronologically curated to drive along the tale of a maltreated, marginalized orphan girl who rises from the chimney cinders to royalty when true love prevails.

In 1981, Ballet Philippines’ artistic director Alice Reyes was compelled to transpose the tale from a mere bedtime story to an exciting and colorful ballet with her own young children in mind. Reyes mined the extensive music library of the late Rudy Vidad, then the ballet company’s resident photographer, which was the constant source for the ballet c…

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