If this video is anything to go by, the Dutch National Ballet's Little Big Chest is a delightful ballet. Vlad the Lad would love it. Choreographed by Ernst Meinser this work is created for young children between the ages of 4 and 6. Vlad has already seen Dogs don't do Ballet, Aladdin, My First Ballet Coppelia and two performances by his granny in Leeds (see The Dance DID go on - Northern Ballet Academy Show 2014 29 June 2016 and
Northern Ballet Academy's End of Year Show 9 June 2015) but I think this will be special.
The synopsis is intriguing:
"A girl is sitting alone in the attic. She’s bored. She has nobody to play with. She leans against a big chest. Suddenly, she hears strange noises. Two fantasy friends jump out of the chest. At first, they find each other strange. Then they become friends and want to play and dance together. They think up a plan. Where can you play? Where can you dance? Where can you be everything you want to be? Together, they make something very big. They make a… You’ll find out what they make in the performance of The little big chest."The ballet is danced by two young women and one young man from the Junior Company.
It will next be performed in Amsterdam on the 21 and 22 April 2017,. The 22 is a Saturday and there's a convenient flight from Southend Airport.