Dangerous Liaisons

Sat 28. Sep 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Fri 04. Oct 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sat 19. Oct 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Thu 24. Oct 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sun 17. Nov 16:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sat 21. Dec 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sat 25. Jan 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Fri 21. Feb 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Wed 02. Apr 19:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sun 18. May 16:00 The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Dangerous Liaisons

A Ballet by Giorgio Madia on the music of Joseph Haydn

Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Giorgio Madia’s Dangerous Liaisons explores the schemes of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, two French aristocrats locked in a battle of wits, wills, and seduction. This involves cruel manipulations with those more naïve and innocent than them. They both enjoy outdoing each other, spinning their net of intrigues only serves to grow their mutual desire.

A contemporary of the ancien régime during which the libertine spirit reigned over the noble class, Choderlos de Laclos, the author of the epistolary novel, exemplified in a cold and cynical way what might happen if not all participants of such frivolous games were familiar with their intricate rules. It is the fascinating brilliance of cruel intentions that guides the events of this legendary masterpiece of French literature.

Giorgio Madia, widely known in Europe for his full-length narrative ballets, strives to make theatre that is not about the steps but about the story, and even more so about the subtext: suspense, excitement, and allusions. The ballet Dangerous Liaisons is a sensual game of lust, seduction, and revenge. Until someone falls in love…

Premiere on September 28th 2024 at the Vanemuine Theatre Grand Building


Director, Librettist, Choreographer and Lighting Designer Giorgio Madia Italy
Musical Director Aleksandr Bražnik
Set and Costume Designer Domenico Franchi Italy
Choreographer’s Assistant Mihaela Devald Roksandić Croatia

 

Vanemuine ballet company and Vanemuine symphony orchestra