Adapted from the 19th century fairytale by George MacDonald,
Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin
is a story of courage and forgiveness.
Arrogant King Papa has let his vanity get the best of him. As he and his courtiers increasingly absorb themselves with frivolous parties and protocols, they remain oblivious that their own children have gone missing. Unable to make King Papa realize his arrogance and ignorance, young Princess Irene decides to take action. Together with her Great Grandmother, her bestfriend Curdie, and a little bit of faith, Irene ventures deep into the underworld – the kingdom of the goblins – to rescue the forgotten children. Proving that faith and goodness can triumph over evil and tyranny, Irene frees the children and teaches the adults a valuable lesson about humility and forgiveness.
[caption id="attachment_12517" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Photo by Charlie McCullers courtesy of the Atlanta Ballet."]