Infos

Places

Mulhouse

La Filature

Strasbourg

Opéra
Dates
Feb 06Feb 21, 2020
Prices
6 - 48 €
Duration
1h30

Cast

Choreography Gil Harush Music Benjamin Britten, Dmitri Chostakovitch, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Ralph Vaughan Williams Musical Director Thomas Herzog Musical dramaturgy Jamie Man Costumes Gil Harush Scenography Aurélie Maestre Lighting Virginie Galas

Artists

Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse

Presentation

For this ambitious production, Israeli choreographer Gil Harush, author of The Heart of my Heart for the Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin in spring 2018, expresses his passion for the personality and work of English novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf, whose legacy includes 20th-century masterpieces such as Orlando: a Biography, The Waves, Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of one’s Own. Her correspondence with her husband alone is a gripping and heartbreaking read. It stops a few hours before she drowned herself in the river near Monk’s House, their home in the village of Rodmell in East Sussex. Few voices of her time have had such an impact. Even today, Virginia Woolf’s freedom and genius, her formal audacity, her poetic universe and her idea of the independent female writer still amaze us, more than seventy years after her death. Gil Harush develops his tribute to Virginia Woolf in a piece performed by the entire company.