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Nureyev to Dance in Costa Mesa

June 03, 1988|CHRIS PASLES

Rudolf Nureyev will appear in two performances of "Cinderella" during the Paris Opera Ballet's June 14-19 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.

Nureyev, artistic director of the company, will dance the role of the Producer at 8 p.m. June 14 and at 2 p.m. June 19. Nureyev has placed the action in 1930s Hollywood: The prince is now a leading man in search of a new leading lady, and the fairy godmother is a producer-director intent on creating a star.

The opening-night cast will include Sylvie Guillem as Cinderella; Charles Jude as the Handsome Actor; Isabelle Guerin and Monique Loudieres as the Stepsisters; Georges Piletta as the Stepmother, and Jean-Pierre Franchetti as the Dance Teacher.

Casting for the remainder of the run:

--June 15, 8 p.m.: Elisabeth Platel (Cinderella); Laurent Hilaire (Handsome Actor); Florence Clerc and Clotilde Vayer (Stepsisters); Bernard Boucher (Stepmother); Jacques Namont (Dance Teacher); Michael Denard (Producer).

--June 16, 8 p.m.: Claude de Vulpian, Manuel Legris, Clerc, Elisabeth Maurin, Piletta, Franchetti, Patrice Bart.

--June 17, 8 p.m.: Platel, Hilaire, Guerin, Loudieres, Boucher, Namont, Denard.

--June 18, 2 p.m.: Vulpian, Legris, Clerc, Vayer, Fabrice Bourgeois, Namont, Denard.

--June 18, 8 p.m.: Guerin, Hilaire, Clerc, Maurin, Piletta, Franchetti, Denard.

--June 19, 2 p.m.: Guillem, Jude, Guerin, Loudieres, Piletta, Franchetti, Nureyev.

Information: (714) 556-2787.

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