Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The Mermaid of Zennor.

What a treat we had on Saturday evening watching the Duchy Ballets new production of the Cornish folktale 'The Mermaid of Zennor'.

Zennor is a village on the north Cornish coast, The mermaid was said to have fallen in love with Matthew, a choir boy and lured him into the sea after hearing his beautiful singing. You can see the image of the mermaid carved in the church at Zennor.

The Duchy ballet whose home is in Cornwall http://www.duchyballet.co.uk/ this tale and created a visual feast for the senses, the music, the set, the lighting and most of all the dancing and characterisation were wonderful.

The second part of the programme was an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, this finished the evening before the after show party and a long drive home.

My grandson Joe has danced for the last two seasons with Duchy ballet and missed dancing this year, he hopes to be dancing in next years production of the Nutcracker.

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