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Reference number: 11321

Date: 1980, July 28

Sound: sound

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 37.02 mins

Description: A recording of 'variations' from Cinderella, performed by The Scottish Ballet. The location of the performance is unknown, but the date on the tape is given as 28 July 1980.

'The story goes back to pre-pantomime days where (Cinderella is not the familiar kitchen maid, but rather a gentle and reflective creature, looked down on by her more glamorous and sophisticated step-sisters - whose ugliness lies within their self-centred characters. The period is late 19th century.' (

This tape recording contains Dandini's solo from Act One and the Fairy's solo from Act One. It then plays the Fairy's solo and the Prince and Cinderella's pas de deux from Act Three. Following this, it has footage of the same pas de deux with a different cast.

See also refs. 10923 and 11321 for other recordings of Cinderella in the collection.

Please note this is a copy of the raw capture of the original analogue video for preservation and as such may display defects such as dropout, washed out colour and sound fluctuation.

Credits: Choreography: Peter Darrell
Music: Gioacchino Rossini, arranged by Bramwell Tovey (Excerpts from La Cenerentola and other operas, little known ballets and piano music)
Designer: John Fraser
Lighting: John B Read

Dandini: Vincent Hantam
Fairy: Wendy Roe
First pas de deux: Kit Lethby and Noriko Ohara
Second pas de deux: Nigel Spencer and Eleanor Moore

Shotlist: Act One Dandini's solo: 00.04-01.31

Act One fairy's solo: 01.42-06.26

Act Three - Fairy's solo and pas de deux : 06.30-19.02

Act Three pas de deux with a different cast. This recording begins just after the Fairy's solo: 19.08-29.50