Dive into the underwater world of Charlotte Ballet’s Little Mermaid! The Hans Christian Anderson tale about a curious mermaid longing to leave her ocean home, comes to life with imaginative choreography from Mark Diamond. Little Mermaid, first published in 1837, is a fairy tale about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea for the love of a human prince.
Join Charlotte Ballet in March and venture with the Little Mermaid as she travels from her underwater home to the majestic Prince’s Palace! Tickets start at just $25. Buy yours today!
Three Reasons Not to Miss Little Mermaid
1. Whimsical sets and costumes: Choreographer Mark Diamond is collaborating with set designer Howard Jones to create the perfect atmosphere for Little Mermaid. Act I of the ballet takes place under the sea, with projections designed to transport the audience into a magical underwater world and a cast of sea creatures including sparkling seahorses, slithering eels and tumbling starfish. Charlotte Ballet Director of Costumes Aimee J. Coleman is designing and creating all new costumes. Many of her designs are influenced by colors of the sea, with beautiful combinations of blue, green and silver. “Even sea shells and sea creatures are used in the details of the costumes,” said Coleman.
2. Features the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet: Charlotte Ballet is made up of 28 extraordinary professional dancers from around the world. They live and work in Charlotte, rehearsing at the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in Uptown. The dancers’ typical rehearsal day begins with an hour and half ballet class each morning, followed by six hours of rehearsal.
3. Perfect for the entire family: Diamond is known for creating storybook ballets that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. “There are comedic elements and it’s entertaining for the entire family,” said Diamond. At about two hours long, Little Mermaid can easily be enjoyed by younger children, and with Diamond’s wit and humor, it’s sure to be enjoyed by adults.
Charlotte Ballet’s Little Mermaid runs March 11-20 at Knight Theater. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets today.