TRAVIATA – EIN BALLETT

World Premiere: October 12, 2008, Theater Basel

Music: Francis Poulenc, Camille Saint-Saens, Eric Satie, Dimitri Schostakowitsch, u.a.
Stage: Bruce French
Costumes: Helena de Medeiros
Lighting: Jordan Tuinman/Remco Zwinkels
Length: 140 min. / Dancers: 26

«The ballet director in Basel seeks to express deep emotions – and he succeeds. His characterization of the protagonists is meticulous and shows great sensibility in translating their emotions into images and movement. All facets of Marguerite’s path through life are powerfully depicted in movements as light as a feather: her coquettishness, her passion and her despair.» – Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, 14.10.2008

«The Ballett Basel dances formidably with great vitality and a powerful physical presence.»
— Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14.10.2008

Film © Klaus Ehret – www.ehret.ch

© Richard Wherlock 2012    -   Click here for German