The Royal New Zealand Ballet opens its run of Christopher Hampson's Cinderella on Thursday in Wellington. Following performances through August 11, the company takes the production on a month-long tour throughout the country. Designer Tracy Grant Lord has updated the costumes and added 90,000, yes 90,000 Swarovski crystals to Cinderella's tutu. Young Lucy Green, who joined the company in 2010, carries the weight of those crystals and the weight of performing the title role on opening night. We'll try to find some performance photos.
Oh, gosh, Haglund just noticed that RNZB's heartthrob, Sergio Torrado, has left the company. Perhaps he would like to come here and dance with our Stella again. He could sleep on Haglund's couch - with or without the kitty.