The National Ballet of China’s heartbreaking The Little Mermaid
In celebration of its 55th anniversary this year, the National Ballet of China revived its beautiful production of The Little Mermaid. Created by John Neumeier in 2005 for the bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen’s birth,the ballet is a modern interpretation of the fairytale that dramatises all the sadness of the original.
The beauty of it will enthrall young and old, but the subtleties of this story appeal best to adults.
The National Ballet of China’s production of The Little Mermaid is beautiful, tender and heartbreakingly sad from start to finish and thoroughly well performed all round, the company is certainly one to watch.
Originally published by Bachtrack on 8 December 2014