Not all pages are available in English. In this case, content is displayed in German.


Dance soiree with choir / inspired by William Shakespeare's »The Tempest«

German premiere
German premiere
[recommended for ages 16 and up]

For twelve years, a man has been stuck alone on an island. The poor creature lives only in his dreams. Inspired by William Shakespeare's »The Tempest«, »Island« opens up many sides of a single figure brimming with lyricism and creativity despite the madness. Everything that surrounds him is but the outcome of his restless spirit.

Iván Pérez, artistic director of the Dance Theatre Heidelberg (DTH), choreographed »Island« together with director Grzegorz Bral and the Song of the Goat Theatre in Poland in 2016. The expressive physical movements on stage are accompanied by polyphonic song from composers Jean-Claude Acquaviva and Maciej Rychły. The DTH dancers and the opera choir of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg breathe utterly new life into a dance soiree of melancholia and nostalgia.

This production is accompanied by a programme from the Arts & Education team.

Grzegorz Bral
Musical Direction und Choir Direction
Jean-Claude Acquaviva Maciej Rychły
Stage Design
Lighting Design
Rehearsal Director
Alicja Bral Marcos Mariz
Production Management
Dance Education
Chor des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg
Costume Assistant
Nora Kirschmeier
With kind support of
The participation of Capucine Schattleitner and Andrii Punko is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the programme NEUSTART KULTUR, Absolvent:innen-Förderung DIS-TANZ-START of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.