Friday 6th December 2019 7.30pm
Saturday 7th December 2019 7.30pm
Sunday 8th December 2019 2.30pm
€20 (Group of 4 €75)
Booking fee: online €1.50 per ticket / telephone €2 per ticket
€1 Firkin Crane restoration levy is included in the ticket price
Booking (021) 4507487 (Opening hours 1pm – 4pm Tuesday to Friday)
Directed and produced by renowned dance teacher, choreographer and international ballet examiner, Sinead Murphy, students from Cork School of Dance will perform A Frozen Heart from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th 2019.
A Frozen Heart is a beautiful story inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, that centres on the struggles of fear and love.
Students, from Cork School of Dance, will perform in this magical frozen adventure which tells the story of a fearless young princess, Anna, who sets off on a journey to find her estranged sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Anna leaves, handsome, Prince Hans, whom she met and fell in love with at Elsa’s coronation, in charge of their kingdom while she sets off on her journey to find her precious sister. On her adventure to find Elsa, Anna meets a rugged iceman Kristoff and his loyal reindeer whom she persuades to help her find her sister. They meet penguins, polar bears, wolves and ice fairies on their journey including the naïve and funny snowman, Olaf.
Anna and Elsa were once very close but because of Elsa’s fear of her icy powers the two sisters drifted apart. Anna loves her sister and desperately wants to find her. Elsa’s powers grew stronger as time went by and when Anna reaches Elsa’s ice palace, she accidentally freezes Anna’s heart. What will the fate of the two sisters be? Will Prince Hans save Anna from death? Will Kristoff win the heart of the girl he has fallen in love with? Will Elsa save her young sister?
AN ACT OF TRUE LOVE WILL THAW A FROZEN HEART.
The role of Elsa, will be danced by the talented Susie Moran, a trainee ballet teacher at Cork School of Dance, a member of Cork Youth Ballet Company and an apprentice dancer with Cork City Ballet. Anna will be danced by the charming Ella Burke, a senior dancer in the school, who is also a dancer with Cork Youth Ballet Company and has also danced in recent Cork City Ballet productions.
The roles of Kristoff and Hans will be danced by Luke Walsh and Glenn Singleton, who appear y kind permission of Aideen McAuliffe, Principal and Director of Centre Stage School, Mallow. The talented and dedicated students from Cork School of Dance perform a huge array of roles throughout the show. All danced to a huge variety of music.
The stage at Firkin Crane will be magically lit and transformed by Tim Feehily, whose credits include Cork School of Dance Productions Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast in Firkin Crane, Cork City Ballet’s productions of Giselle, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker in Cork Opera House, the Everyman Christmas Pantomimes Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Aladdin, Cork Youth Ballet Company’s Out of the Black, Breaking Pointe, Pulse and Hanging On. Aon, Salomé and Linger directed and choreographed by Breandain de Gallai, and Rites of Spring which will be performed in St Petersburg in November.
Cork School of Dance which was founded by Sinead Murphy in 2009 offers a range of classes in ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary dance. Sinead trained with the late Joan Denise Moriarty and taught in her school for many years until she opened up Cork School of Dance. Sinead is also Artistic Director of Cork Youth Ballet. Cork School of Dance and Cork Youth Ballet are based in Firkin Crane. Sinéad is also an international ballet examiner for the ISTD and has taught and adjudicated at their annual ballet competition in the UK.