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Su 02/12/2018 12:00
Teater Vanemuine, suur maja, Tartu
If one truly wishes, then life can be like a fairytale – and fairytales are not as out-of-this-world as grown-ups think!


A ballet based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen

Music Ottorino Respighi et al.
Musical director & conductor Martin Sildos
Librettist, director & stage designer Mare Tommingas
Director & choreographer Silas Stubbs
Costume designer Louise Flanagan (Great Britain)
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur (Endla Theatre)

Vanemuine Ballet Troupe and Symphony Orchestra, students from the Vanemuine Dance and Ballet School

This fairytale about the Snow Queen has had many interpretations. This time we see the difference between the poster world of grown-ups and children’s sincere emotions and their world full of faith in which true feelings conquer the cold reason.
Andersen’s fairytale is charming for its colourful nuances in describing different characters – he has snowflakes as big as chickens, ‘snow bees’ flying around, roses cropping up out of tears and angels being born from the air that Gerda breathes...

A little boy called Kaj grows up in an orphanage under strict discipline and worn-out convictions.
At a charity garden party with a great number of important people, among the children invited is a little girl who is not short of material things. She feels lonely in the company of those her age. The children from the orphanage are preparing how they will look when Uncle Eskimo arrives. There is excitement amongst young and old alike – dozens of hands reach out for ice-cream. Kaj cannot get enough ice-cream. He forces his way to the front and grabs an ice-cream cone… and suddenly it is not that kind-looking old man standing in front of him, but the Snow Queen with her icy gaze… Cold air mists up the window panes, the people freeze and the woman with her icy heart takes the boy away with her. It is only around Gerda that the earth does not freeze – each step she takes melts a path so that she can find Kaj.

Premiere on 12.03.2016, the Vanemuine Grand Building.

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Event Date / Time Venue Price  
Lumekuninganna Su 02/12/2018 12:00 Teater Vanemuine, suur maja, Tartu 13.00
Price information

Full prices 13€ (according to the seat)
Teater Vanemuine SA
Teater Vanemuine SA
Vanemuise 6 Tartu 51003 Tartumaa