Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking Books Turned Into Ballet

Classic Arts News   Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking Books Turned Into Ballet
 
The Royal Swedish Ballet premieres a ballet based on the children's-book character Pippi Longstocking tomorrow.

Performances of the ballet at the Royal Swedish Opera's main stage run through June 11.

The two-act ballet, choreographed by P‹r Isberg, is set to music by Georg Riedel and Stefan Nilsson. Isberg, along with Gunilla Roempke, turned Astrid Lindgren's books into a libretto. Bo-Ruben Hedwall designed the sets, and the costumes were designed by Ann-Mari Anttila.

According to the Associted Press, dancers Anna Valev and Marie Lindquist will alternate in the role of Pippi; the dancers will be accompanied by the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, conducted by Anders Eljas.


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