The Queensland Ballet is producing The Little Mermaid this weekend. So if you are in Australia, go and see it. For the rest of us, here is a short promo video that gives us a glimpse of how the story has been concepted for ballet.
And the synopsis:
The kind-hearted Little Mermaid rescues a Prince during a storm at sea, and so begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore, she makes a bargain with the Sea Witch – but it comes at a heavy price.
This much-loved story from Hans Christian Andersen is more than a simple fairy tale. François Klaus’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices may have lasting consequences, and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.