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"THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN"

ABOUT THE BALLET

Our Spring Dance Gala 2006 included the performance of original choreography by Marilyn Gaston based on "The Pied Piper of Hamelin".

The story takes place in the small town of Hamelin, a peaceful habitat, until, one day the entire village is overrun by fearsome rats! The townspeople demand that the Mayor rid their city of these terrible vermin.

A wandering stranger who calls himself, "The Pied Pier" appears in the town, playing a tune on his pipe. He tells the Mayor and his wife that he has magic powers and he will make the rats disappear in exchange for a bag of gold. The Mayor agrees to the bargain, and the Pied Piper plays his flute--the rats follow the Piper out of town, never to be seen again. But when the Piper returns for his bag of gold, the Mayor and the townspeople refuse to pay him--they think his simple magic is not worth a bag of gold.

The Piper tells them they will be sorry they did not honor their part of the bargain. So once again he plays his mysterious pipe, and this time it is the children of the town who follow him away. The town is left in sorrow, mourning the loss of their children. They beg the Mayor to pay the Piper.

The Mayor's wife makes her husband pay him, and the Piper returns the children to Hamelin. Everyone rejoices in a happy final dance.

RECITAL DVDs

Copies of the Interlachen School of Dance's Spring Dance Gala 2006 & "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" are available through Interlachen School of Dance.