"A lavishly, magical production"
"A lavishly, magical production"

"A lavishly, magical production"

June 1, 2019, The Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

In 2006, PDT's Artistic Director Sherene Melania read Ghassan Kanafani's The Little Lantern©. She fell in love with the story and its ability to present global issues and solutions. It explores how collaboration - despite gender, social standing or pre-existing borders - transcends difficult circumstances, and creates a sense of unity. Melania’s vision was to create an enchanting adaptation to expose audiences to the rich cultural traditions of the Near & Middle East, generating an awareness and appreciation of our mutual humanity. 

With a captivating score by composers George Somi and Fathi Aljarah, featuring the Aswat choir, The Little Lantern© is interspersed with narration and audience participation. Showcasing costumes and sets designed and created by artists of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, this fusion of Near/Middle Eastern folkloric music and dance, with classical ballet has thrilled audiences since premiere in 2014. You don’t want to miss this lively, family-friendly show!

"A lavishly, magical production. Melania's exquisite style of ethno-classical ballet is brilliant!"

Countess de Caulaincourt, President of UNESCO's International Dance Council

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