Festival of Books
Everything you need to know about the Festival of Books


Edwin Denby
Joffrey Ballet to perform 'Cinderella' in L.A.
Joffrey Ballet to perform 'Cinderella' in L.A.

When Frederick Ashton's " Cinderella" premiered at Covent Garden in December 1948, London resembled a lovely woman with ash on her face. It was a grim time. Remnants of the war lingered in the city: rubble from the blitzkrieg, treasury coffers riddled with debt, homelessness, food rationing. A splendid fairy-tale ballet -- the first by a British choreographer -- promised an escape. In its January 1949 review of "Cinderella," Time magazine noted that the English audience was "eager to be enchanted." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Joffrey Ballet: An article last Sunday about the Joffrey Ballet's production of "Cinderella" gave the age of...