ISLE OF THE DEAD
conceived and directed by Tim Maner
Choreographed to Rachmaninov's The Isle Of The Dead, Symphonic Poem, Opus 29, which was in turn inspired by the Arnold Böcklin painting of the same name, this new work told the story of a young man who, after the recent death of his lover, is overcome by a severe attack of Stendhal's Syndrome at the foot of the Böcklin painting.
JOSE MATEO'S BALLET THEATER OF BOSTON
The Isle of the Dead
Music: The Isle of the Dead by Sergei Rachmaninov
Isle of the Dead is a ballet about devastation and the hope that often resurfaces in its aftermath. It is set to the intense and ominous tone poem by Rachmaninov, which was in turn reportedly inspired by Arnold Böcklin's painting of the same subject. The leading character is a young woman and innocent victim of universal gloom.