CasanovaBallet in two acts.
From time to time the fate of Casanova has excited the desire for beauty. That scandalous Venetian was not only an adventurer, fraud and a freethinker as he is usually portrayed, but also a poet, memoir writer, philosopher and musician. Emanating from that, David Sonnenbluck with its style as well as music has created a timeless ballet – it is baroque as well as contemporary at the same time.
Choreographer and Director, Costume Designer, Music: David Sonnenbluck (Belgium)
Music: Mozart, Vivaldi, Typsi and traditional Arabic music
Costumes: David Sonnenbluck, Mare Tommingas
Light Designers: Imbi Mälk, Andres Sarv
In Roles: Colin Thomas Maggs, Ilja Mironov, Julia Litvinenko, Hayley Blackburn and the ballet company.
Presented with one interval.
Jaques Casanova who was born a child with an unknown father was strange – he withdrew himself early on from the public life and his memories tell nearly nothing about this time period in his life. Becoming an adult, he committed himself to the church at first, then to a military career but soon gave them up to live the life that many consider to be „scandalous”. The aristocratic souls who looked for emotional experiences to spice up their everyday life, changed him into an „erotomaniac“. He collected adventures – as if to revenge fate – answering with passionate emotions to failure. Taking every adventure as it was the last, he managed to stay constantly unfaithful to his object of passion. A man who was born a nobody became a frequent guest at the past greatest society (the court (including Louis XV) Voltaire, Rousseau, Mozart...). All this has inspired David Sonnenbluck to create a ballet about a great seducer.
Premiere on March 12, 2011 at the Vanemuine Small Building.
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