Ballet for 10 dancers | Duration 30 minutes
Costumes from Catherine Voeffray
Music from Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1945)
Created on the 2nd of April 2016 for the Saarland National Theater Ballet.
Each fairy tale or popular legend holds a raw truth and a common understanding inside. Trying to get to the core of a story. Tearing down all its fantastic and magical aspects. And then, seeing the naked truth, trying to understand it, to grasp its essence and finally taking this as a new ground to rebuild my own story.
With this approach in mind, I created a love story between the Young Woman and Ivan. The ballet speaks about the challenge that an encounter can represent; the constant oscillation between desire and refrain. The Firebird represents Ivan's deepest yearnings and embodies his inner self, and the Katshei personalizes the Young Woman's fears and struggle to free herself from her issues.
©Photos Bettina Stöß