Ballet for 10 dancers
Created on the 2nd of April 2016 for the Saarland National Theater Ballet
Duration | 30 minutes
Costumes | Catherine Voeffray
Music | Firebird Suite (1945) Igor Stravinsky
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.