A Ballet on the music of Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst
The audience of the Vanemuine Theatre knows Jevgeni Grib for his mythology-inspired short ballet Metamorphoses. In Ash White, Grib once again delves into deep and enthralling topics such as life, death and yearning for the unattainable. This production in cooperation with dramaturge and librettist Siret Campbell is inspired by the short story The Sandman (Der Sandmann) written by E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1815.
Protagonist Aale’s father died in a fire when she was a child. Years later, when her boyfriend dies the same way, loneliness and horrific memories draw Aale further and further from the external world. The events unravel in an enchanting black-and-white place where the world of the living and the world beyond intertwine. One cannot be sure where reality ends and imagination starts. The audience is confronted with the question: is it possible to let go of fears? Or will our childhood memories haunt us even as adults?
Premiere on October 14th 2023 at the Vanemuine Theatre Grand Building
With the April 27th performance we celebrate International Dance Day – Goldtime presents the Ballet Award!