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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

Photos by Mikki Kunttu

Photos by Miikka Varila

The Snow Queen timelapse

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