The Snow Queen, is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story published in 1845 that centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a boy and girl, Kai and Gerda. The story includes an encounter with the Snow Queen, the queen of winter who was recently transformed to the dark side by an enchanted shard of glass, and Gerda’s travels to the garden of eternal summer, a royal palace, a gypsy robber family, Lapland and finally the land of the Snow Queen to save her friend Kai.
In 2007, the English National Ballet premiered a three-act version of The Snow Queen and that same year Randall Michael Tobin composed and arranged the music for The Snow Queen that will be used in this production. This will be Morgantown Dance’s 3rd presentation of The Snow Queen, a work created by Morgantown Dance under the artistic direction of Desiree Witt, in collaboration with Ashley Manzo and Gretchen Moore. We hope you share in the dancers’ excitement for The Snow Queen.
Tickets available October 1 at morgantowndance.org.