A pulley and rope system tied at eight and half metres from the ground will make the main characters of Tristan and Isolde fly above the stage. You can enjoy this show on 2 and 3 February at 7:30 pm at Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín. The Ballet of Grand Théâtre De Genève is bringing a 33-strong team, 24 of which are dancers, to perform this Arthurian legend with music by Richard Wagner.

In addition to the aerial piece, where the ropes stand for the love that joins both lovers together, this production offers an array of stage elements that give it great visual attraction, as for instance an impressive spiral stair on wheels, big pieces of fabric used by the dancers, boards and wooden rods plus light bars. The floor at Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio will be covered in a specific kind of vinyl for dance shows measuring twelve square metres and brought in by the company.

The set travels to the island in a 12-metre long container. These elements convey the dream-like and metaphoric vision of the show’s choreographer, Joëlle Bouvier, who bases herself on this language to deal with the main topics of the story: love, disturbed love, betrayal, resentment and forgiveness.

Bouvier, founder of the L'Esquisse company in 1980, with this version of Tristan and Isolde, once again explores an iconic piece in Wagner’s music. After presenting her Romeo and Juliet, she now displays on stage moments of rupture as hatred rubs shoulders with the flames of extreme passion. Suffering and antagonism seem to be best resolved at night, at death.

The leading characters in Tristan and Isolde are two lovers: a princess, played by Madeline Wong, and a young man performed by Geoffrey Van Dyck. She is engaged to King Mark, interpreted by Armando Gonzalez Besa, and has a confidant, the Witness, danced by Sara Shigenari. Other dancers include Yumi Aizawa, Céline Allain, Ornella Capece, Angèle Cartier, Diana Duarte, Léa Mercurol, Tiffany Pacheco, Mohana Rapin, Lysandra van Heesewijk, Valentino Bertolini, Adelson Carlos, Andrei Cozlac, Xavier Juyon, Juan Perez, Zachary Clark, Simone Repele, Sasha Riva and Nahuel Vega.

Tickets for both performances can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com here or calling 902 317 327.