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Houston Ballet – Stanton Welch’s “Cinderella”

We hear about Houston Ballet’s revival production of Cinderella, opening tomorrow night at the Wortham Center. Lead dancers, Melissa Hough and James Gotesky, describe Stanton Welch’s fresh take on the familiar story, in which “Cinderella” is more tomboy and independent woman than traditional fairy-tale princess.

Catherine Lu chats with Melissa Hough, who dances the title role, and James Gotesky, who takes on the roles of Dandini and the Evil Stepmother.

Pictured: Houston Ballet dancers Amy Fote (“Cinderella”) and James Gotesky (“Evil Stepmother”) in Stanton Welch’s Cinderella; photo by Amitava Sarkar