Atlanta Ballet’s family-friendly 'The Princess and the Goblin' resurfaces

A trip to the Atlanta Ballet is a great option for some family-friendly fun in April.

The dance company will once again present their production of Twyla Tharp’s “The Princess and the Goblin.”

There will be four opportunities to see the production at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre between April 15 and April 17.

Based on the 19th century children’s tale of the same title by George MacDonald, choreographer Twyla Tharp’s production will feature 13 children from the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. The Atlanta Ballet first premiered this production in 2012.

“She actually wanted kids to do what kids do,” Atlanta Ballet’s ballet mistress Sarah Hillmer said in a press release. “They run. They hop. They skip. They jump. And she captured it.”

The family-friendly production follows the company’s “20/20: Visionary” in their current seasons lineup. “20/20: Visionary” featured three works, including one that was built around the spoken word of a Morehouse College graduate.

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If You Go: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. April 15-17. $20-$127. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta.

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