December 9 2013 Latest news:
Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter
Monday, October 28, 2013
Mirror, mirror on the wall, Vienna Festival Ballet’s performance of Snow White was the fairest of them all at last night’s show at Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre.
Returning to the seaside town’s stage with this comic and beautiful ballet, the cast put on a dazzling performance giving even Disney a run for its money.
The story centres around the beautiful Snow White (Michaela Griffin) who is banished by a jealous and evil Queen (Emily-Joy Smith) and sentenced to death.
But taking pity on the beautiful princess the Huntsman (Miguel Piquer) leaves her to chance her fate in the forest with seven dwarves.
But on discovering that she is still alive - by an enchanted mirror - the Queen takes matters into her own hands and brews up a poisonous apple.
But all is well in the end when the handsome Prince Charming (Piquer) saves Snow White and they end up living happily ever after.
Both imaginative and glamorous costumes brought the scenes to life, which was contrasted nicely with simplistic sets allowing the dancers from the Austrian company to display some impressive dance skills.
Founded in 1980, the company’s aim is to provide the great classical ballets to theatres nationwide.
And last night they did not disappoint as they had the audiences laughing out loud at the hilarious dwarves comic dancing, hiding behind their programmes from the Queen’s angry temper and smiling at the innocent Snow White’s kindness.
The highlight of the show came during final scene when all the dancers showed off their skills during the wedding.
Impressive leaps and displays of strengths proved once again why this company if a firm favourite with theatre-goers at the quirky theatre on the pier.