Tristan and Isolde

Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, Dmitry Shostakovich, Samuel Barber, secular music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Choreography by Anatoly Emelianov

Usually, when talking about a big and tragic love, everyone remember Romeo and Juliet, forgetting the history that took place much earlier, in the medieval England. This is the legend of Tristan and Isolde. Why is she so attractive for us? Most likely its phenomenal modernity, it is clear that it is relevant now.It would seem that Gottfried von Strassburg, a medieval German poet, wrote the poem Tristan about 1210, and we, what do we feel when we listen to it today? Human nobility, the duty of honor, the impulse of passion and the despair of love – everything is intertwined and thoughts rush into that distant and at the same time close, incomprehensible and painfully native world of this beautiful legend. Probably we are interested, because our life is in some sense, an unforeseen stream of events.

Imagine if such situation could happen to us at work, at home, anywhere? I can say from myself that the probability of this is quite high, and no prejudice can stop our actions. The roots of understanding of this lie in universal human behavior. To plunge into the inner world of the heroes of this ancient legend will help us the language of choreography of the same name ballet.

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