Little and the Cat of Happiness

This unique performance is created by Danish Chamber Players in collaboration with playwright Camilla Hübbe and artist Simon Væth.

The performance is based on the French composer Maurice Ravel's very beautiful and image-creating music “Ma mère l'Oye” (in Danish “Gåsemors taleinger”).

We follow "Little" and her "Happiness Cat" on adventures in the big, wide world.

Little and the Lucky Cat. Drawing

Age group: 1st and 2nd class

Teaser video

Each of the five chapters in Camilla Hübbe's fairy tale (read to the children by one of the musicians in the ensemble) is supported by Ravel's music and at the same time Simon Væth's whimsical and imaginative drawings are projected on the back wall in large format.

Before they come, the children have heard the story and the music and drawn drawings, which are hung up.

The project has received kind support from Sukkerfabrikken Nykøbings Kultur- og Erhvervsfond, which has made it possible to publish a small book with the whole adventure, links to the ensemble's recording of the music and some fun facts about the various instruments.

This book is distributed free of charge to all children who attend the performance.



"The music was good and it was a great experience", boy 1st grade

Learning Objectives

Competence goals or self-defined learning goals:

"Little and the Cat of Happiness" gives students an insight into the adventurous world of classical music and inspires them to listen creatively to the music.

Tender period: March - May 2022

Inquiry regarding. the project:

Send an email to the ensemble's B&U producer
Nina Ulf Jørgensen

– or call Nina: 21 22 82 20

– or to the ensemble: 29 67 10 02

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