Yes - the old fairy tale of H. C. Andersen is indeed very sad.
But in this edition by APOLLO TEATER and performance artist Erik Pold we give the story of the little girl, who dies of cold, a twist with lots of warmth, humor and excitement.
The story connects with poverty among children in our modern and rich societies - together with telling the old fairy tale with respect for Andersens words.
In a mixture of text and movements, dance and theater, our edition of The Little Match Girl offers both touching, exiting and comic moments.
The Little Match Girl, performed in English, has been touring in Germany, Russia and China.
It is easy to travel with. Two performers and one technician. We can cary all our props in four large suitcases. Our host only need to provide lighting- and soundsystems plus som wooden sticks.
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The Little Match Girl has been touring Russia, Germany and China
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
- the very, very, very sad story
Børneteateravisen **** Politiken **** Berlingske ****
Quotations from reviews of ’The Little Match Girl – the very very sad story’:
"... First and foremost, they are two performers, who with words and dance bring the story further, helped by imaginative video and sound."
"... Apollo and director Erik Pold delivers a very good and also a totally original way in towards the interior of the fairytale. The audience (and not everyone knew the story in advance) was quite, tense and quiet at the right places."
"... The end is breathtaking. When a shooting star goes across the sky, and she in a quiet dance rises to the grandmother in heaven ... beautiful, beautiful, beautiful."
Janke Varden, Journal: Teateravisenavisen **** Date: 23/03 2010
"... One at once contemporary, humorous and poetic theater."
"... The show is a fine starting point for discussion on child poverty in Denmark in connection with Save the Children's educational materials."
Vibeke Werner, Journal: Berlingske **** Date: 31/03 2010
"It is children's theater when it is really good! The classic and very sad story gets a lot of warm humor that when such report transferee from "Match Breaking News " vigorously trying to find out what has happened to the little girl lying dead on the sidewalk on the first day of the new year."
"... The story becomes particularly topical through apposite descriptions of what it means to be poor today. It is a lesson that should have been fixed curriculum in my own school."
"It's all in a very enthusiastic performance that takes children seriously with a humorous and literal approach."
"... - Why is adult theater not so involving?"
Miss Kato, Journal: Miss Kato Column, Date: 20/03 2010
Helena Hertz Melkjorsen, dancer
Niels Jørgensen, actor
Director: Erik Pold
Scenography: Rebecca Arthy
Composer: Jens Berents Christiansen (Rumpistol)
Dramatic consulent: Jane Rasch
HERE IS A LINK TO A SHORT SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
YOU CAN READ ALONG DURING OUR DANISH PERFORMANCE:
See the Danish version on Aprilfestivalen.
We perform Friday, April 15 at 11:30 and 16:00 (4 p.m.),
Søndermarkskolen (drenge gym).
HERE IS A LINK TO A FLYER IN ENGLISH:
APOLLO TEATER * ENGTOFTEVEJ 5, 1816 FREDERIKSBERG C * TEL. (+45) 50515076 * email@example.com