Monday, June 6, 2011

The Little Mermaid by Queensland Ballet

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.

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