9.1.2017 by Jannika From
With the arrival of some short-lived but beautiful snow during the past few days, it feels more than fitting that Kenneth Greve and the Finnish National Ballet are soon coming to Copenhagen with Snedronningen, also known as the Snow Queen or Lumikuningatar. The ballet will be in town for four shows from the 27th to the 29th of January 2017 at the Royal Danish Ballet.
The family friendly ballet, based on H. C. Andersen’s fairytale from 1845, follows the adventures of Kai and Kerttu, two children in Helsinki at the turn of the 19th century. When a mirror bought by Kerttu’s grandmother in Lapland turns out to be the Snow Queen’s magic mirror, the two children find themselves on an adventure that will forever change them. The Snow Queen tries to get back her stolen mirror by sending an ugly troll and his goblins after it but they are in such a hurry that they manage to break it. Pieces of it scatter, one of which falls into the eye of sleeping Kai changing the way he sees the world. Because of this, Kai is kidnapped and forced to try to glue the pieces of the mirror back together. In order to find Kai, Kerttu embarks on a long journey, taking her to the most remote places on earth. Through the people she meets, she discovers that they all have one thing in common; their fear of the Snow Queen. Together they decide to free Kai, but they need help from all the children watching!
Snedronningen is a story about love, fortitude and compassion in a whirlwind of magic and bravery.
Dates and times:
28.1: 15:00 & 19:30
There are still a few tickets available for all four shows, but be quick! Tickets can be found here.
Choreography – Kenneth Greve
Music – Tuomas Kantelinen
Sets – Erika Turunen & Mikki Kunttu
Costumes – Erika Turunen
Lighting Design – Mikki Kunttu
Make–up Design – Pekka Helynen
Dramaturgical Advisor – Raija-Sinikka Rantala
Projections – Jan Yrlund & Mikko Linnavuori
Sound Design – Petri Peltovako
Principal Ballet Mistress – Ingrid Němečková
Ballet Masters – Anastasia Dunets, Francis Guardia, Joseph Kerwin, Kimmo Sandell & Tuuli Tuominen-Sandell
Children’s Instructor – Satu Soldan