Tuesday, April 5, 2011: Becoming Cinderella
Almost every girl secretly wishes to be Cinderella, with her own Prince.
But Zuzana Šimáková will actually become Cinderella on April 14-15 when she premieres the role with the National Theatre Ballet.
So what does a dancer have to do to transform herself into such a mythical creature?
It starts with training and rehearsal. A whole lot of it.
You can go behind the curtain and find out what a soloist at the National Theatre Ballet does to prepare for her role: Does she check her messages when she’s not on stage? Does she eat like a marathon runner before the race? And what does it feel like to be the center of attention, dancing under the spotlights on a national stage? You can find out by clicking on Other Side of the Curtain, above.
Photo Credits: Hana Smejkalová