Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Carol Ann Duffy to write ballet based on Rapunzel

15th August 2012

The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is to write her very first ballet, which will be based on the Grimm Brothers' classic fairytale Rapunzel.

It has been commissioned by Sadler's Wells in London and will be choreographed by the acclaimed Liv Lorent, who has revealed that the production will more closely resemble 'dance theatre' than traditional ballet.

Duffy said that the retelling and reinterpretation of fairytales is part of 'the lifeblood of literature' and she will be drawing on the darkest and most fascinating aspects of the Rapunzel story.

'Fairytales are strange and familiar, frightening and reassuring, and provide a map of childhood which we can use as adults to remember who we are,' she added.

Emma Gladstone, artistic programmer and producer at Sadler's Wells, said that the combination of the poet laureate and Liv Lorent is a 'dream team'.

'Liv has been thinking about this project for some time and when we first talked about it these are the people she really wanted - and amazingly, we've got them all,' she noted.

Rapunzel is set to open at the Durham Book Festival in October, before embarking on a nationwide tour that will end at Sadler's Wells in March 2013.

Latest Blog
How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women
22/06/2017

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

The Book that Inspired Pink Floyd and Walt Disney
20/06/2017

We're celebrating the opening this month at the London Palladium of The Wind in the Willows: the Musical with a selection of things you might not know about the bok and its author, Kenneth Grahame.

The Miracle of Creativity's Springs, Coils and Gears
19/06/2017

As his epic new standalone thriller is published, Deon Meyer reflects on the creative process.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd