Play for music in one act (1942)
Music by Nils Petter Molvaer
Ballet after the play by Henrik Ibsen
Director Marit Moum Aune
Choreography Cina Espejord
Gastspiel des Norwegischen Nationalbaletts Oslo
Premiere: 3. 4. 2017
Are we ever honest enough to remain unmoved by lies? This is the question dealt with in Henrik Ibsen's drama Ghosts on which this ballet is based. "Ghosts is a psychological thriller in which the characters discover more and more about their own stories," says director Marit Moum Aune about the evening. "The theme is the way something unspoken can grow to become something unbearable. It requires enormous courage to make one's peace with one's own illusions." Together with the young choreographer Cina Espejord, she retells Ibsen's drama as a ballet to music by Nils Petter Molvar. They are placing the story on the stage as danced theatre because the immediacy and power of expression of dance is especially well suited to portraying internal and external brutality.
As of June 15, 2016 ticket sale at the box-offices (Theater an der Wien, Wien-Ticket Pavillon) as well as telephone and online booking for performances until December 31, 2016. Tickets for performances as of January 1, 2017 will be available as of September 1, 2016.