ECHOES OF VAN GOGH
As night falls, Vincent Van Gogh’s eclectic creations will come to life in dance. See Dutch choreographer Wubkje Kuindersma’s vision of the famous painter's tumultuous life take the stage for the first time in this passionate and complex new ballet.
Echoes of Van Gogh broadly follows Vincent van Gogh's development as an artist chronologically. However, it is not a biographical portrait. The aim is to share his personal fascinations: nature, painting, colors, people, with the audience. We focus on his inner need to express himself, the tenacious will to develop as an artist, and his longing to be part of a greater whole.
Even though Van Gogh's personality is extraordinary and specific, the ballet deals with universal human questions: identity, a place in the world, a personal destiny.
The makers see Van Gogh as an eternal outsider, who longs to be an insider. He wants to be together with fellow artists, women, and the simple, hardworking people he loves to portray.