What: The Atlanta Ballet’s The Princess and the Goblin
Where: Cobb Energy Center
When: Feb. 10- 19, 2012
Cost: Tickets start at $20. Order by calling 800-982-2787. Purchase online at www.atlantaballet.com or www.ticketmaster.com (this link goes to a 25% discount)
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The Atlanta Ballet is rightfully quite excited about the upcoming World Premiere of the family friendly ballet Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin. Tharp, a world renown choreographer, began her career in 1965 and since then has choreographed more than one hundred thirty-five dances, five Hollywood movies, and directed and choreographed four Broadway shows. The Princess and the Goblin is the first time she’s worked with children in a full-length ballet. The 13 children in the show were hand selected by Tharp from the Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education.
The story is based on George MacDonald’s late 19th century classic children’s tale “The Princess and the Goblin.” Tharp combines the formality of ballet and the emotional expressiveness and wit of modern dance to tell this magical adventure tale of adult redemption achieved through the trusting innocence and determined love of children.
The music will be played live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. I’m so glad. We went to see the Nutcracker one year where they used recorded music rather than a live orchestra. I like to FEEL the music, as well as hear it. It adds to the total experience of seeing the ballet live.