The Swiss literary classic 'Heidi' can be seen in the 21/22 season at Theater Basel as a story ballet for the whole family. Choreography: Richard Wherlock. World premiere.
An evening of ballet about the Swiss classic
Everyone knows Heidi. Carefree childhood days in the pastoral idyll of the Alps, a forced move to the modern world of the city and a happy return home. Spyri does not tell exclusively about the idyll, but also describes poverty and social tensions. Against the background of the frightening changes brought about by rapid industrialization, the mountains became a place of longing. Richard Wherlock devotes himself in 'Heidi' to the themes of identity and belonging. What home means is perhaps only experienced when it is left or lost, or when it is questioned.
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