Das flammende Herz
Ballet by Patrice Bart
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Throughout his life, Percy Shelley (1792 – 1822) maintained a special principle of love. Rebelling overtly against the moral conventions of his contemporaries, he lived in different cohabitations with various women and spread his revolutionary ideas through his tough-minded political commitment. When he had been finally slandered in his English home country, Percy Shelley travelled throughout the continent, restlessly and without income. With his beauty and his poetic talent, he fascinated women, as well as men and cultivated a heartfelt friendship with Lord Byron.

The French choreographer Patrice Bart approaches Percy Shelley’s diverse life with a feature-length choreography which he developed for the Staatsballett Berlin. His episodically arranged ballet deals with the central motives of the life of the ingenious young man. This focuses on the fate of his desperate search for love, the numerous female characters and the conflict with Byron. The traits of the fallen Angel Ariel, which Lord Byron used to describe his friend, can be easily translated into a language of dance, which is ideally suited to the passionate and poetic dancer Vladimir Malakhov.

A modern stage setting has been created by Ezio Toffolutti and ravishing costumes designed by Luisa Spinatelli. The music for DAS FLAMMENDE HERZ is based on compositions from Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy reassembled by the high acclaimed conductor Ermanno Florio.
World premiere
Saturday, 20.06.2009
19.00 h
8 - 84 €

Further Events:
20 | 22 | 25 | 28 June 2009
02 July 2009


Choreography and Staging: Patrice Bart
Music: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Musical Preparation: Ermanno Florio
Sets: Ezio Toffolutti
Costumes: Luisa Spinatelli
Libretto | Dramaturg: Dr. Christiane Theobald
Assistant to the choreographer: Claude de Vulpian
Light: Ezio Toffolutti
Light: Diego Leetz
Assistant to the set designer: Annamaria Cattaneo
Solisten und Corps de ballet des Staatsballetts Berlin
Staatskapelle Berlin

Conductor: Ermanno Florio
Percy ShelleyVladimir Malakhov
Mary WollstonecraftPolina Semionova
Harriet WestbrookNadja Saidakova
Harriet GroveIana Salenko
Jefferson HoggDinu Tamazlacaru
Claire ClairmontBeatrice Knop
Lord ByronMartin Buczkó
Teresa GuiccioliElisa Carrillo Cabrera
Jane WilliamsElena Pris