21 October 2017, 19:30
A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.
Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.
Featuring ground breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder.
George MacDonald’s quirky and timeless tale takes on a new life, interpreted in dance by some of the finest dancers in the world to the haunting and lyrical music of Catrin Finch.
Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet.
Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Under the artistic direction of Darius James, the company continues to develop its relationship with audiences through accessible outreach work and exceptional, stylish performances.
Presented by Ballet Cymru