Short Ballets put Elves centre stage at Dukes

Elves & The Shoemaker
Elves & The Shoemaker
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A Northern Ballet’s new show for children, Elves & The Shoemaker, steps on to the stage of Lancaster’s Dukes theatre on Wednesday afternoon.

It is the latest in Northern Ballet’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for Small People which already includes the popular Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs which were performed at The Dukes in 2013 and 2014.

The children’s ballets are classic tales beautifully retold through dance and are a perfect introduction to ballet

These short ballets have also been adapted for CBeebies TV.

Northern Ballet has re-imagined the famous Brothers Grimm story about a poor shoemaker who receives help from two elves.

This heartwarming production, which is set to an original score, lasts just 40 minutes and performances take place at 12.15pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Daniel de Andrade, the choreographer and artistic director of Short Ballets for Small People, said: “The children’s ballets are classic tales beautifully retold through dance and are a perfect introduction to ballet.

“We hope to inspire children and their families through these performances to develop a love for live dance, music and theatre.”

Box office: 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org