Denmark's Teatret Gruppe 38
Turns out a lot of the best fairy tales share the same hero. Regardless of whether they're about a little mermaid, an ugly duckling, or an emperor with new clothes, the true hero is their author, Hans Christian Andersen. Award-winning Danish theater company Gruppe 38 celebrates their countryman with a dinner party of sorts. A long table is set for a birthday party and two waiters have the job of their life: to serve a table filled with Andersen's fantastic fairy tale personalities, each with their own peculiar whims and needs. Audiences are invited to gather round and watch as the table jumps to life (literally) and the tales weave themselves into a combination unlike anything you've ever seen. For age 8 and up.
Audience members will stand and move during performances. Accessibility accommodations will be provided.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
This presentation is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for the Performing Arts.
Hans Christian, You Must be an Angel is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided in part by
The Clark Charitable Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy*s Foundation;
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation;
the Park Foundation, Inc.; the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation;
an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; the U.S. Department of Education;
the Verizon Foundation; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of
Major support for the Kennedy Center's educational programs is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
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