Fairy Tale Hearts: Organs or Intuition?

I've been thinking a lot about hearts recently. They're funny things, aren't they? Or at least our perception of them is. When we talk of hearts, instead of organs pumping blood around our bodies they become personified, almost magical things capable of love and adventure. They are strong and wild, and do not listen to reason. Can't... Continue Reading →

Fairy Tales: BalletLORENT’s Snow White

There's just something about ballet and fairy tales which go together, and BalletLORENT are really flaunting it! Two years ago, I was mesmerised by their production of 'Rapunzel.' So when I saw a new show listed in my local theatre's brochure, I was straight down to the ticket office.   This time, BalletLORENT chose to... Continue Reading →

Snow White: The Other Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is not the only fairy tale heroine to experience an enchanted slumber. Snow White suffers the same fate, albeit under different circumstances. Looking at the themes of these two stories, it's interesting to note the similarities and differences surrounding sexuality and feminism, as well as the variations in their narratives. Like with many fairy tales,... Continue Reading →

Music Inspired By Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are versatile little things. Their basic narrative style is easy to elaborate on, making it possible to use them as the basis for new stories. But it's not only writers they influence. Many musicians have turned to fairy tales song material. If you're looking for something new to listen to, then here are... Continue Reading →

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