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Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage presents Ballo Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl

Sadler’s Wells is delighted to announce that Ballo Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl and Second Hand Dance’s Night Tree Films will be available on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage for the
festive season.
Ballo Arthur Pita’s magical dance-theatre production of The Little Match Girl, filmed specially
for audiences 5+, is now available for audiences to experience from their own homes. On an icy cold Christmas eve in an imaginary Italian town, the little match girl wanders the streets with just one final match to keep her warm. Along her journey she encounters kindness and cruelty in a fable about family, friendship and hope. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s’ classic story, beautifully reimagined through dance, song and Frank Moon’s atmospheric music, The Little Match Girl will enthral children and their adults alike. An audio described version is also available for rent.

Night Tree Films is a pair of dance films for children aged 3 – 7 and their adults and takes
audiences on a wintery walk through the forest, exploring nature through movement. Come into the woods and dance as we go on a gentle, sensory journey through the beautiful wintery forest to find a very special tree. Squidge through mud, sip hot chocolate, and play amongst the pines! Night Tree Films are based on Eve Bunting’s book of the same name. The films are
available with audio description and illustrated, animated creative captions for young D/deaf
audiences or anyone who enjoys reading and singing along. Interactive sensory activities can be downloaded for free in print or audio format.

“I am absolutely delighted with the filmed stage production of The Little Match Girl. Last year, the day before we were to open on the main stage at Sadler’s Wells for our Christmas run, the second lockdown closed all theatres. We were devastated, but so moved that everyone worked with such energy and commitment to make this film a possibility. We put all our love and passion into the film. T MAX did a beautiful job, not only capturing the detail of the performance with wonderful close-ups, but also the entire theatrical experience in a unique cinematic way. It’s looks beautiful and sounds great!

Artistic Director of Ballo Arthur Pita, Arthur Pita, said

Ballo Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl will be available to rent from anywhere in the world until 12:00 pm (noon) GMT on Tuesday 4 January 2022. Once rented, the film can be played until 12 pm (noon) GMT on Thursday 6 January 2022 as many times and in as many intervals as needed in the hopes of giving young people and their adults maximum flexibility. Rentals will be available for between £5 and £25; audiences can select the price point that feels right for them during this festive season.

Second Hand Dance’s Night Tree Films will be available to watch on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage free of charge until 12:00pm (noon) GMT on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

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