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Song of the dark forest

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam / Opera2Day / Doelenensemble

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Song of the dark forest
Scapino Ballet Rotterdam / Opera2Day / Doelenensemble

Song of the dark forest is a poignant, compelling and comforting performance, performed by Scapino's entire troupe of dancers, an opera singer and live music by the DoelenEnsemble. The tragic song of war is sung. An unknown soldier, hovering between life and death, longs to return to his loved ones but is also haunted by memories of the battlefield. With poignant songs and dance by four choreographers, this timeless story comes to life.

Run time 90 minuten
Genre dance
Language language no problem

Song of the dark forest


Musically, a leading role is given to the work of Dmitri Shostakovich. In times of war and oppression, his music was a source of hope and consolation for many. Songs by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov from which an unmistakable pacifist message emerges and a melancholic longing for better times. It concludes with Sergei Akhunov's recent Prayer for Peace. That title is a true motto for the entire performance.
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In 19|20, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam successfully collaborated for the first time with the high-profile OPERA2DAY in the production Opera Melancholica, with a leading role for dancer Ellen Landa. Artistic director Ed Wubbe invited director Serge van Veggel next to create a production with four choreographic top talents and the leading DoelenEnsemble from Rotterdam.

Credits


concept and direction Serge van Veggel (OPERA2DAY)
choreography Roberto Doveri, Diego Sinniger de Salas, Miller de Nobili
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musical direction Maarten van Veen, Arie van Beek

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