Auditorio de Tenerife presents Tristan and Isolde by Ballet of Grand Théâtre De Genève.
"Greet the world for me!". This is Isolde’s farewell to Brangäne while she waits for Tristan to drink the atonement that is actually a love-potion. Joëlle Bouvier once again explores this great myth in Richard Wagner’s music. After presenting her Romeo and Juliet, she now displays on stage moments of rupture as hatred rubs shoulders with the flames of extreme passion. Suffering and antagonism seem to be best resolved at night, at death. Passion rules over everything and music, "the air that never dies ", brings the two lovers together. Joëlle Bouvier has chosen to make some elements more abstract in order not to tell a story that rings too narrative or realistic. The piece is expressed through a more oneiric and metaphorical writing to depict its main themes: love, disturbed love, betrayal, resentment and forgiveness.
Major recordings of Wagner’s opera will be played during the performance.
Inspired by Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner.
Joëlle Bouvier, choreography
Rafael Pardillo and Emilio Urbina, choreography assistants
Emilie Roy, stage design
Sophie Hampe, costume
Renaud Lagier, lighting
Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Tobias Richter, general director
Philippe Cohen, ballet director
Vitorio Casarin, assistant ballet director
Emilie Schaffter, administrative co-ordinator
Grant Aris and Grégory Deltenre, ballet masters
Philippe Duvauchelle, technical director
Alexandre Bryand, lighting manager
Mansour Walter, floor manager
Jean Marc Pinget, sound
Caroline Bault, dresser
Isolde: Madeline Wong
Tristan: Geoffrey Van Dyck
King Mark: Armando Gonzalez Besa
Witness: Sara Shigenari
Dancers: Yumi Aizawa, Céline Allain, Ornella Capece, Angèle Cartier, Diana Duarte, Léa Mercurol, Tiffany Pacheco, Mohana Rapin, Lysandra van Heesewijk, Valentino Bertolini, Adelson Carlos, ,Andrei Cozlac, Xavier Juyon, Juan Perez ,Zachary Clark, Simone Repele, Sasha Riva and Nahuel Vega.
Produced by Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève in May 2015
With aid from Pro Helvetia