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Contemporary dance meets baroque music - GLORIA Ballett Theater Basel

October 11th, 2019


Musical directors: Andrea Marcon, Johannes Keller

Choreography: Richard Wherlock, Jorge García Pérez, Deborah Maiques Marin, Stefanie Pechtl, Frank Fannar Pedersen, Anthony Ramiandrisoa, Javier Rodríguez Cobos, Rachelle Scott, Andrea Tortosa Vidal Marcon

Scenography: Bruce French

Costumes: Richard Wherlock, Jorina Weiss

Lighting Design: Yaron Abulafia

Dramaturgy: Gregor Acuña-Pohl, Bettina Fischer

Choreografic Assistants: Cristiana Sciabordi, Manuel Renard

This ballet should have premiered in the spring of 2020. Then the pandemic happened and threw a huge spanner in the works. The recurring process of the rise and fall of an entire society is a highly topical issue at present.

GLORIA is created under extraordinary circumstances: conceptually at a distance and choreographically as a collective. It’s a further opportunity for ballet director Richard Wherlock to work with Andrea Marcon’s La Cetra Baroque Orchestra and the La Cetra Vocal Ensemble. Sorrow any joy flow through the bodies of the dancers. They tirelessly and relentlessly rebuild their ruined world... Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ and Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ provide the musical backdrop.