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"MESMERIZING...ENTHRALLING" - Alison Mayes, Winnipeg Free Press Read More...
Mark Godden’s choreographic genius brings us an explosive new look at the original master of mind control. RWB’s newest creation takes its inspiration from a film treatment born of the fevered imagination of international film sensation Guy Maddin.
Yearning for public recognition, Svengali escapes the repression of his mother’sballet studio to a decadent world reminiscent of mid-century Weimar, where he finds the beautiful and malleable young dancer, Trilby. Under Svengali’s entrancing influence, Trilby is transformed into the darling of the ballet world, but her star ultimately rises beyond Svengali’s powerful emotional grasp.
This complex psychological drama will unfold with riveting choreography by the creative powerhouse behind RWB’s Dracula, and shades of Maddinesque irreverence, as Svengali’s family secrets and sinister purposes are revealed.
You’ll be Mesmerized!
"Svengali is beautiful, challenging and a visual turn-on. The ballet is, simply, a triumph, danced with explosive discipline by this talented company." CBC - Robert Enright, art critic Read More...
created & choreographed by Mark Godden
music Sergei Rachmaninov, Franz Liszt, Philip Glass & Amsterdam Klezmer Band
costume design Paul Daigle
scenic design Andrew Beck
lighting design Pierre Lavoie
based on the novel Trilby by George du Maurier
based on a film treatment by Guy Maddin
with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra