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The Princess And The Goblin

Description

The Princess and The Goblin was co-commissioned by two North American ballet companies: Atlanta Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet. This unique arrangement allowed the two companies to share monetary and creative resources and provided Tharp with an extended rehearsal period.

This full-length narrative ballet is based on George MacDonald’s fantasy tale of the same name. In the story, a young princess must take charge when the children of the kingdom have been kidnapped by goblins, which dwell in the mountain caves. The Princess and The Goblin features a cast that spans the ranks of a company - principals to ballet school children. 

After the February 2012 premiere by Atlanta Ballet, Tharp spent several weeks in Winnipeg, Canada revising and restaging the ballet on Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers. The cast featured two guest artists: Paloma Herrera of American Ballet Theatre and John Selya, a longtime Tharp alum. 

Photos

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    Bush, Rogers, Clark, Welker and Tyler of the Atlanta Ballet in dress rehearsal. © Kim Kenney
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    Atlanta Ballet dancers rehearse The Princess and The Goblin. © Twyla Tharp
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    Winkler of the Atlanta Ballet rehearses. © Twyla Tharp
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    Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers in dress rehearsal. © Twyla Tharp
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    Atlanta Ballet dancers in dress rehearsal. © Charlie McCullers
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    Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers rehearse. © Twyla Tharp
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    Rogers and members of the Atlanta Ballet ensemble in dress rehearsal. © Charlie McCullers

Video

Brief excerpts featuring the Atlanta Ballet cast of children in studio and dress rehearsals.
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Music

Music Program:

Original score for Twyla Tharp's The Princess And The Goblin
Performed live by The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Conducted by Ari Pelto
with
Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged and orchestrated by Richard Burke - 2012

Performance History

February 10, 2012
Notes:

Additional performances on February 11-19, 2012

October 14, 2012
Notes:

Canadian Premiere
Additional performances on October 18-21, 2012

April 15, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances on April 16th and 17th.