Premiere Ballett Basel: September 25, 2003
World Premiere: 1994, Theater Hagen

Music: Igor Markewitsch
Stage: Regina Lorenz
Costumes: Diana Stiehl
Length: 30 min. / Dancers: 22

«Rébus», an orchestral suite by the young Igor Markevitsch, was composed for the Ballets Russes and dedicated to ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev. Nevertheless, the suite received only a concertante performance in Paris in 1931; not until 1994 did Richard Wherlock design a stage performance. Wherlock follows the structure of the score to create a choreographic jigsaw, assembling and reassembling various combinations of dancers like puzzle pieces from scene to scene before a final, mysterious denouement of clarity.

Film © Klaus Ehret – www.ehret.ch

© Richard Wherlock 2012    -   Click here for German