I've had the pleasure of seeing Stephan Toss' Rêve creation at its premiere night May 26th and what a discovery! This contemporary ballet was quite unlike anything else I have yet seen. It presents the story of a couple's tumultuous story and unveils the woman's unconscious thoughts and dreams. The complexity of this ballet is quite captivating: the lighting and the video work in the background as the couple's story unfolds. It is a very stimulating performance. Taking us out of our comfort zone with emotions of dominance, anger, sadness and liberation.
The precision and timing combined with less traditional ideas, like a person hanging from the ceiling as a chandelier? and every costume was perfect for each act. The thunderbolt of energy in every act was palpable and the audience drank every single drop the dancers gave them.
I was treated with a backstage tour afterwards and got to see the highly organized team working behind the scenes as well as the hidden secrets that make the magnificence of any performance possible. For example, did you know that the dancers have a small curtain chamber in which they can change right beside the actual stage to make it for their next act on time? Some acts demand turbo speed for outfit changes and this enables them to jump right back on stage and hit the audience with all their glory, as they always do.
Bravissimi! I can't wait for the next one!
-Your faithful Bee
My name is Ivana. I love photography and meeting people. I hold a Master's in counselling psychology and work as a career consultant. Music is my fuel and an important source of energy in my life. I drive my vespa around the city and I love what I do! :) About this blog: me on my artistic soap box!
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