Premiere Ballett Basel: September 25, 2003
World Premiere: May 19, 2001, Komische Oper, Berlin
Music: Claude Debussy
Stage: Regina Lorenz
Costumes: Diana Stiehl 
Length: 10 min. / Dancer: 1

Claude Debussy’s «Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune», a masterpiece of musical impressionism, caused uproar and scandal when first staged by the Ballets Russes in Paris in 1912, primarily because of the more than merely suggestive erotic connotations of the final scene. Richard Wherlock uses Debussy’s music as a basis for free association, creating one man’s vision of his «dream woman», who remains an illusion in the confrontation of ideal and reality.

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