Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Northern Ballet have produced a series of ballets specifically choreographed for children, the latest of which is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. My friend and I took two six-year-olds and a nine-year old, and we all loved it.

There is an inherent contradiction for me in the Goldilocks story. The ending always feels anticlimactic, with a degree (depending on the version) of punishment – and yet the story is only enjoyable if we identify with the Goldilocks character. Continue reading “Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears”