Friday, November 12, 2010

Banff Centre production of The Snow Queen comes to Vancouver

“Mix snow, ice, enchanted mirrors, and reindeer, add a string quartet and narrator, and the stage is set for a magical retelling of a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale." In 2007 Canadian composer Patrick Cardy’s adapted score of  The Snow Queen for string quartet and narrator achieved the grand vision of the late composer in a spectacular new production created at The Banff Centre.

"The Snow Queen tells a story of friendship through adversity and of a brave journey guided by courage and love. Working with the Centre’s Music and Sound, Theatre Arts, and Creative Electronic Environment departments, Canadian actor Alon Nashman and the Toronto-based Tokai String Quartet participated in a two-week residency at the Centre, enabling The Snow Queen to be realized for the first time as a full theatrical production incorporating image projection, lighting design, and audio support.”

This multi-media family production of the The Snow Queen comes to Vancouver's  Round House Community Arts and Recreation Centre, February 24-26  2011 . It  features the Cecilia Quartet, winners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition. For more information see the Music in the Morning website.

For more on Andersen's The Snow Queen, and my YA novel based on the story, see my June 13, 2007 posting on this blog: Wild women, robber-maids and travelling ladies )