The Little Prince
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The popular fairytale "The Little Prince" was performed in May 2018 at the National Theater in Osijek.
Choreographer Reiner Feistel, winner of the Saxon Dance Award: “I am fascinated by the cooperation between the organizations in Austria and Croatia. The protagonists rehearsed locally. In the end, the individual pieces were put together and a great dance production was created. ”
Director Drazena Vrselja from the Croatian National Theater Osijek mentioned to the Croatian press: “With the support of the St. Pölten Europaballett we have managed to create this production. We want more partner projects to bring ballet to the National Theater. ”
10 dancers from the ballet ensemble of the Lower Austrian capital St. Pölten danced the art fairy tale under the artistic direction of Michael Fichtenbaum. Gabriel Belucci danced the prince. Carol Pitta appeared as a seductive rose and Levan Tsintsadze sat down as a pilot. The serpent was Mayara Vicoso. A link between the Croatian and Austrian artists were the children of the Department of Contemporary Dance of the Music School Franjo Kuhač. For the 35 children, sponsored by Nikoola Livančić, Martin Terzic, Laura Del Carmen Velasco Farrera and Ivona Dumencic Janson, it was a "real pleasure" to participate in this production.
We set a creative impulse with this fairy tale, freely narrated after Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It is interesting for children and adults alike. In the eye of the beholder - depending on the level of life or age, the most diverse messages can be recognized, whereby not only the cultural message but also ethical principles are conveyed. The work is a modern fairy tale and was interpreted by Antoine de Saint-Exupery as an appeal for friendship and humanity. The key messages are: "You only see well with your heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes. "- and -" Nothing is as valuable as the time we spend together! "