This is absolutely un-heard of: the world's best Karlsson dances ballet! The all-family show with its heart-warming humour is sure to make us laugh and at the same time recognise parts of ourselves in the characters on stage. We are happy to take you on a flight to an enthralling adventure!
Everyone knows Karlsson, who lives on the roof just behind the chimney – the world’s best Karlsson! The cheerful fellow with the propeller on his back is loved by children and grown-ups alike. The new production of the Latvian National Ballet brings to life all sorts of famous and exciting adventures of Karlsson and Smidge – from running across the rooftops, tackling thieves, pulling the leg of the sour housekeeper Miss Bock, stealing the pastries, to the grand birthday party with no less than eight cakes! This colourful performance will take the viewers to the place where fantasy meets reality. And most importantly, it is a story of a true and heart-warming friendship.
ON HOW WE MET
Did you know that a little Karlsson’s house can also be found on the rooftop of Latvian National Opera? It was discovered one day by the master of ballet Aivars Leimanis. He was a little surprised to find the well-known composer Juris Karlsons there and asked him what he was doing. Composer had answered regally: ‘I am fiddling with musical scores here and writing melodies to tell the story about the world’s best Karlsson!
Perhaps this is what happened or maybe let’s just say that both of these artists have combined their most colourful childhood dreams, most delightful tangible memories, their impressions from books and most playful ideas in order to create an exuberant ballet-fantasy exactly for you, our little, as well as grown-up, audience members! Much like a freshly baked cinnamon bun, the presence of a friend is sure to clear the skies in our life, and the best things get done when you have someone to do them with. Now, Smidge, Karlsson and other characters are already eagerly waiting on stage for the moment, when the curtain opens and you join their adventure – so that we could safely say we’re going over the top – with joy and fun!