Choreography by Charles Jude after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot Libretto by Théophile Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges after Heinrich Heine. The ballet tells the story of a lovely peasant girl named Giselle who has a passion for dancing, and when she finds out the man she loves is engaged to someone else she dies of a broken heart.
Caravaggio, born Michelangelo Merisi, has entered history due to his paintings of dramatic intensity. Caravaggio used to venture the threshold beyond the pale throughout his life. He was seen for admiration of his work and harsh opposition towards his extraordinary realism in painting human beings.
A Swan Lake
Choreographer Alexander Ekman filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 liters of water. In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000 rubber ducks.
Greek mythology meets cutting-edge contemporary ballet in a captivating live performance. Modern dance brings to life the classic tale of Theseus and the Minotaur, featuring an eclectic range of music from Johann Sebastian Bach to Nine Inch Nails.
A Musical Theatre by Alain Platel. For years, the tension between the group and the individual has been the central theme in Platel’s performances. In C(H)OEURS, so far his biggest project, he examines – together with his dancers and the Teatro Real choir – how ‘dangerously beautiful’ a group can be.
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