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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...

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