The Snow Queen
A psycho-sexual adaptation of the famous Hans Christian Anderson tale. Lots of colorful characters and situations with a nuanced and dynamic score to match. Making sure each scene revealed something while moving quickly and clearly was a great challenge!
synopsis: After Gerta rejects Kai's youthful advances, he is seduced and abducted by the Snow Queen. Gerta goes in pursuit and learns many things about the adult world before reuniting and reconnecting with Kai.
* Excellence Award for music composition -FringeNYC 2001 *
*Best of The American Living Room 1999*
“…a visual masterpiece…” - NYTheater.com
“The Snow Queen is an alluring, often comic, often wondrous, and occasionally spectacular mix of ballet and modern dance.... an innovative and touching show.” - TheaterWarehouse
“…a highly personal dance-theatre piece that brims with the tension, confusion, energy, and charm of nascent sexuality simply by exposing the fiery heart beating under the icy skin of Andersen's 19th-century tale.” - Off Off Broadway Review
Noel MacDuffie and Angela Jones
original music by John LaSala
costumes by Britt Nhi Sarah
lighting by Sean Perry
photos by Andrew Hammer
Pictured: Erica Lachenmeier, Osamu Uehara, Antonia Ferraro, Britt Nhi Sarah, Jennifer Bailey, Vanessa Paige, Angela Jones, Noel MacDuffie.
Performed at HERE Arts Center, Soundance Studios, Hamilton College, The Cornelia Connelly Center and at Henry Street Settlement as part of NYC Fringe Festival 2001.