HCA NEWS A Peruvian Little Claus and Big Claus

A Peruvian theater group has mounted an interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "Little Claus and Big Claus" in the neighboring country of Ecuador.

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 04 June 2003

The Peruvian theater group "Teatro Labor Company" of Lima, Peru, has mounted its own interpretation of the Andersen fairy tale "Little Claus and Big Claus." 

The piece has been dubbed "CLAUS" and just premiered in Quito, the capital of the neighboring country of Ecuador, as part of a theatre festival: "1st Schools of Theatre Festival."

"Our play was created by taking images, impressions and tensions in the fairy tale and splicing them together with our own feelings and ideas, which we derived from the creative process of working with the tale. What we want to do with the piece is to raise sharp questions about various aspects of human behavior," says Christian Frais, artistic director of the "Teatro Labor Company."

He adds that he is of the opinion that Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are full of these kinds of humanistic questions and that we need to rediscover our relationship to them and translate it into a form that relates to our present age.