Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless Christmas fairy tale comes to life with new choreography and elegant music. Gather the entire family for a magical night of piqués and pirouettes this festive season! The Cape Town City Ballet’s entirely new production, The Tin Soldier, is set to bless the Artscape Theatre with a handful of performances between Wednesday, 11 and Tuesday, 24 December 2013.
Set to the beautiful music of Alexander Glazunov and based on Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tale, the ballet tells the enchanting story of a tin soldier’s love for a paper ballerina.
It all starts when a little boy receives a set of 25 tin soldiers for Christmas, but a lone soldier stands on a single leg. At midnight, the toys come to life, and the tin soldier spots a paper ballerina who, too, is standing on one leg. The soldier is smitten and immediately falls in love. However, the evil jack-in-the-box, filled with envy, kicks the tin soldier out of the toy room. The love-struck warrior falls onto the street, and after two boys find him, he goes on a magnificent adventure filled with all sorts of encounters that ultimately bring him back to the ballerina.
Source and Connect: Cape Town Magazine