Tristan And Isolde

Set Design
Slovenian National Theater Opera and Ballet, Ljubljana

The stage space is inhabited by a kinetic sculpture. Its dimensions are so large that it functions as parallel surroundings. A multitude of repetitive elements made of aluminium and plastic nets create translucency, while the curves evoke soft contours of petals with brightly glittering edges. The metamorphoses of dancing forms and movements create a materialized illusion which extends into the horizon. Occasionally, this sublime setting comes to a standstill only to gain powerful momentum “creating situations such as a garden, a haven, a threat, a nearness, a distance, a night-and-day” (Meta Grgurevič). Once this kinetic object is lowered onto the stage surface, it creates a segmented palimpsest of a void. This is the moment when the space of love is transposed into the realm of the invisible – the beyond. (Barbara Novakovič Kolenc)

Choreographer: Dan Datcu
Concept: Sanja Nešković Peršin
Music: Sašo Kalan
Set Designer: Meta Grgurevič in colaboration with JAŠA
Costume Designer: Uroš Belantič
Dramaturge: Barbara Novakovič Kolenc
Lighting Designer: Jaka Šimenc