Manchester’s Tangled Dance Company is bringing its Frosted by Magic Show to Ordsall Hall, this Christmas, with performances on the 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd December.
Manchester families are being invited to step into the realms of their imagination as Tangled Dance Company’s professional dancers and musicians unlock the frozen secrets of Salford’s Ordsall Hall and its enthralling world of wizards.
Set in a magical wizarding world, the spellbinding promenade dance performance focuses on the world of the ‘Tailors of Illusion’, following the Tailors, as they move from room to room in the venue, working their magic to untangle the growing roots of greed and restore the warmth of Christmas.
Each year at Christmas one of the Tailors is called to the Sirens of Yore (Choir) to be tested. Siblings Greta and Kristoff are both young Tailors and this Christmas Greta has been selected to visit the Sirens. She must collect one strand of each of their voices, to produce a magical cloak.
Greta has to resist the urge to look into the Sirens’ eyes or a freezing curse will befall her and all in the land. However, Greta cannot resist and she looks into their eyes, then steals all their voices. Her heart turns to ice, and she is poisoned with such greed and hate that she goes on to rule the land and its people very harshly. Can Kristoff steal back the powerful voices and find a way to break the spell that has been cast on his sister?
Says Frosted By Magic artistic director and choreographer, Amy Hallam, “We’re delighted to be bringing the Frosted by Magic production to Ordsall Hall for the first time. The performance brings melody and movement, musicians and dancers together with Ordsall Hall adds an enchanting dimension to the Tailors’ story. The show promises to be an unforgettable festive spectacle of magic and is perfect for all the family, young and old.”
The Frosted by Magic production has been performed in previous years at Heaton Park, with feedback from audience members including: “What an enchanting performance, my kids were captivated all the way through and my mum (aged 70) thought it was brilliant. There are not many shows that we can all enjoy together but this was definitely one! We will definitely be back” and “It was magical, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I think they should do more stuff like this in stately homes because everyone should get a chance to see something like this.”
This all-Manchester show will see Tangled Dance accompanied by live classical musicians from MAPAS, Crumpsall Concert Band, Blackley Band, and will feature dance students from Salford University, Oldham College and Salford City College.
Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for children and are now available on Skiddle and in person at Ordsall Hall. Performances run at 14.30, 16.30 and 18.30 on Saturdays and at 16.30, 18.30 and 20.30 on Sundays. Each performance lasts approximately an hour.
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