The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen ice ballet is based on Danish Hans Christian Andersen’s (1805–1875) classic fairytale by the same name, and the new production brings together figure skaters, synchronized skaters, dancers, hockey players and professionals from many other performing arts in a never-before-seen way. This Finnish ice ballet is a globally noteworthy premiere.
A tale about the everlasting power of friendship, the story of The Snow Queen draws on a distinctly Finnish mysticism to tell the story of Kai, a young boy enchanted by the mysterious powers of the Snow Queen. Faced with the capture of her dearest friend, Gerda sets out on a journey in which the greatest obstacle is finally revealed to be within.
Where do our meanest impulses come from? Is the Raven friend or foe? Is it reasonable for a reindeer to dance like that? In the universe of the Snow Queen, the answers to these and many other questions unfold in unexpected and enchanted ways.
Performances at Nokia Arena, Tampere
Friday 30 December 2022 thru Sunday 1 January 2023
Director & Choreographer Reija Wäre
Sets, lighting & projection Designer Mikki Kunttu
Costume Designer Erika Turunen
Scriptwriter & Concept Designer Melissa A. Thompson
Composer Tuomas Kantelinen
Produced by Tampere Hall & Kantelinen Company