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.
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.
These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish. Ballet Cymru, I salute you! - Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe
Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet.
Ballet Cymru is a chamber ballet for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with dancers, choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.
Running Times (Approx)
1st Act: 40 min
Interval: 20 mins
2nd Act: 35min
Original Choreography: Darius James and Amy Doughty
Original Music: Catrin Finch
Tickets - Adults £15.00, Concessions £12.50
Half-term Ballets discount offer - Buy a ticket for The Light Princess and the ROH Live Screening of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on 23rd October and save £2.50 if purchased at the same time (please note only applies to the same type of ticket purchased - e.g. two adult tickets, two concession tickets or two child tickets)