Coming to Sadler’s Wells this May, Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet interpretation of the classic fairy tale Snow White is a far cry from the cheerful Disney animation most of us know. Dark, dramatic and even a little bit frightening, it’s probably much closer to the Brother’s Grimm original tale. What caught our eye here at livingetc were the spectacular sets and costumes, (just as important as the choreography in our opinion) designed by none other than Jean Paul Gautier (costumes) and renowned set designer Thierry Leproust. Both the costumes and the set design cleverly frame the dancers and transport the audience into the magical realm of make-believe without a shred of kitsch or cliche….although we hope there’s still a ‘happily ever after’ ending!

Kate, Editorial Assistant