21, 25 and 26 March, Norwegian Opera & Ballet: Ibsen's drama as dance
Ibsen’s drama as dance
The Norwegian National Ballet's Hedda Gabler is Henrik Ibsen's drama retold in a way you've never seen it before. After the premiere in 2017, both Norwegian and international critics praised director Marit Moum Aune's dance production, set to music by Nils Petter Molvær.
Hedda is furious, on the verge of being consumed with disappointment. After a six-month honeymoon in Europe she has returned home to set up home with her husband, Jørgen – but nothing has turned out the way she intended. And when her former lover Eilert Løvborg enters the picture, she reacts in a way that proves perilous for everyone – including herself.
Hedda Gabler is one of world theatre’s most well-known characters – an icon created by Henrik Ibsen. Is she cowardly or brave? Spoilt or stuck? Wicked or desperate?
While the original play is an intense chamber play in which a lot is left unsaid, Moum Aune paints with a broad brush. Hedda's world opens up as we delve deeper into her relationships and background. We get to see major scenes that are only hinted at in Ibsen's text.
Direction: Marit Moum Aune
Music: Nils Petter Molvær
Performers: The Norwegian National Ballet
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Thu, March 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Mon, March 25, 2019 7:30 PM
Tue, March 26, 2019 7:30 PM
Ballet: Hedda Gabler
- March 21, 2019 - March 26, 2019
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