Portland Dance Film Fest has one more PICK! Join us for the Scottish Ballet's The Secret Theatre Christmas Special feature film.IN-PERSON December 19th at the Clinton Street Theater @ 2:30PM | Run Time: 58 mins
Starring characters from The Scottish Ballet’s most popular festive ballets, the worlds of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy collide when the theatre bursts into life. In this spectacular, feature-length film, you’ll be treated to an extraordinary show filled with acrobats, snowflakes, clowns, princes and – of course – beautiful ballerinas.
The Secret Theatre will be available to watch at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland at 2:30pm December 19th.
TRAILER & SYNOPSIS
He peeks backstage and discovers abandoned and half-covered props, costumes, lights, and sets that whisper of glamorous past shows and hidden magic, urging him deeper into their mysterious world. As he reaches to lift a curtain, music starts to play and the theatre bursts into life and colour. A carnival of characters spring to life, greeting the boy and putting on an extraordinary show filled with acrobats, snowflakes, clowns, princes and – of course – beautiful ballerinas.
The boy is whisked through a series of magical scenes from a circus and a snowy forest to a glorious Christmas party. He sees himself transformed into a dancer and meets the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy; he takes her hand and they whirl through the glittering guests until a beam of light interrupts their reverie. The night watchman’s torch finds the boy and he runs from the theatre, to discover the city is back to life and bustling with people who appear strangely familiar to him…
Christopher Hampson & Lez Brotherston
Jess and Morgs
Christopher Hampson & Peter Darrell
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set & Costume Design
IN THE PRESS
“a definite warming of the cockles.”
“an exhilarating ride full of exquisitely different and surprising perspectives.”
“Scenes from Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker and Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen are fused choreographically and musically, caught by a roving camera that floats and weaves as if it’s one of the dancers.”