Izadora Weiss proposes her own adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest told with music and choreography of phenomenal artists from the Baltic Dance Theatre. As usually in her case, Weiss holds on faithfully to her priorities.The relationship between music and dancing seems to be the most crucial for her, being the very condition of the theatre existence and a choreography foundation. She still observes a rule that there is nothing more essential in the art than telling a story of a man, his emotions, tragedies and heroic moral choices. All formal games with the pop culture seem to be unworthy of such high territory in the world of art as is a theatre stage. Human truth and emotions will never lose its rank in her eyes regardless of contempt shared by seekers of creativity based on destruction and panic avoiding of storytelling. The Tempest shall be therefore a rather casual interpretation of the Shakespeare’s drama when it comes to a place and time of the action but faithful to basic idea of this play in which overcoming of selfishness for the love of one’s daughter and feeling of justice gained by the one who has a great power over people, were given such beautiful theatrical scenery. The first symphony by Mahler accompanying this production turns it into a true gem.
The Tempest performances at the Baltic Dance Theatre – Baltic Opera: 23, 24, 26 April 2016.