Little mermaid 920

Hamburg Ballet's The Little Mermaid Reviews

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

33 ratings
4.3 average rating
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52 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Highly recommend attending the free pre-show talk or reading the program detail before the performance.

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15 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

This was an interesting interpretation of The Little Mermaid. I would rate it a 3.5 if possible. I made the mistake of NOT reading the program prior to the commencement of the ballet, so I was pretty clueless as to what was going on. At...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
35 events
3 reviews
62 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

I liked this ballet very much. It was very different from the ABT. The choreography was very interesting and the performance was captivating. If you have the opportunity to see this ballet company I suggest you go.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 10 2013

We truly enjoyed this ballet. It was skillful, beautiful, comic, and tragic. The pace of the story kept the entire audience leaning forward. The company is to be congratulated on their artistry. It was particularly helpful to attend the pre-show...continued

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80 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Very interesting production. Definitely was good to read synopsis beforehand. This is not the Disney version, that is for sure!

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40 reviews
60 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Dancing was outstanding. Story was muddled & ugly much of the time. We had a lot to talk about after the show. This was not a child's ballet, tho the 2pm show was loaded with little girls. Keep the high dance requirements up. Do something about...continued

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19 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Wonderful new interpretation of the story. The sets, lighting, choreography and costumes were amazing. The lead ballerina was perfect in the role and brought deep pathos to the character. There were spots during the performance where the dancers...continued

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16 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Hard to get use to the music
If you did not read teh storyline first, you would be lost.

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Really glad I went. Moving, though a bit pretentious in the last act, which could have done with shortening. Beautifully staged and danced.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 10 2013

This version of The Little Mermaid is certainly NOT the "Disney" version! Although a dark story, the costumes were beautiful and the dancing was exquiset!

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6 reviews
1 stars
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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 10 2013

Didn't realize this event was not recommended for young children until I arrived for the show; however, my 7 yr. old (going on 16) grand daughter really enjoyed the costumes and ballet moves. She sat on the edge of her seat the whole time, so it...continued

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 10 2013

My general experience with the theater was top notch. The volunteer who pushed me around in my chair prior to and after the performance was charming and friendly. Our seats were great, but it was sooo cold it took something away from enjoyment of...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

It's always a treat to see a new ballet and the company was spectacular.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

The music.and dancing were the best. The seats were great.

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UL
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

Beautiful and creative. My 5 year old daughter loved it too.

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 10 2013

Fine dancing, interesting choreography and score.

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2 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

The dancers were doing a wonderful job but I left at first intermission, some left sooner. It is a very dark, sad ballet with unpleasant strident music, ugly costumes and a very strange story line. I was surprised to see so many children there. ...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

The first half was great: choreography, colors, costuming, dancing, creativity, setting mood. The second half dragged out, overdoing the pain and agony.

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1 review
11 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

All the elements of great theater and great dance were there. The story was an adult version of the fairy tale. The dancing was both dramatically and technically excellent. The costumes set and makeup were innovative and effective.

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