based on the Grimm Brothers –– Directed by Simona Vintilă
Song lyrics: Dana Borteanu
Who ever does not know the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale? Poverty determines the woodchopper and his wife to take their children into the woods and leave them there. There, the children fall into the hands of a witch who wants to eat them. There is, however, an escape, the two being helped by a storyteller and two friendly elves. Whether they manage to free themselves and how, and what happens to the witch, that remains to be seen!
"Simona Vintilă suggested a convenient interpretation of Hänsel and Gretel, in which the effects created by the stage design by Ioana Popescu, the choreography by Liana Iancu and the musical achievements of Dana Borteanu, interpreted by composer Ilie Stepan recompose all components of the children's universe that respond the most to their needs for harmony and security."
"Safety and simplicity for the understanding of the little ones, realistic images (the poverty at home) and fantastic images, childhood and its enchanting universe. The actors in the parts of Hänsel and Gretel show the naivety of an innocent age, adding as victims of their family things like sadness, patience, goodness and happiness to the melting pot of innocent vivacity, and sprinkle everything with the spice of a bitter lesson for the parents. […] Captivating is the dance of the charming elves, rendered as phantasms by Anne-Marie Waldeck and Aljoscha Cobeţ in a choreography by Liana Iancu. A storyteller with a proven musical talent is Dana Borteanu. As long as it lasts, the show is bewitching, the story immortal."