Photo by Anton Boytsov Misty Copeland as Cinderella


Thu., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX  77002
A certain fairy godmother has been working her magic in honor of the 125th anniversary of composer Sergei Prokofiev’s birth. This weekend, Open World Dance Foundation is premiering a new creation of the ballet Cinderella, with costume and sets inspired by the artwork of Russian orphans. The production features guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre — Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III — performing the roles of Cinderella and Prince along with more than 100 professional and youth dancers. Open World Dance was founded by Russian dancers Ekaterina Shchelkanova and Anton Boytsov after they witnessed a lack of opportunity in a St. Petersburg orphanage. “It’s very hard to see kids not being involved in anything that would provide them with a vision for the future,” said Shchelkanova. “Ballet was definitely a gift in my life. It’s our obligation to share what was given to us by our incredible teachers.”

7:30 p.m. November 10, 8 p.m. November 11. The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit openworlddancefoundation.com. $40 to $315.
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