In their search for The Great Romance, Siri&Snelle get entangled in the myth of Tristan and Isolde from the Middle Ages. It takes them on a heroic journey where they investigate Love as an indicator of happiness and success. In their path lies passion, intrigues, pathos, magic potions, eroticism and death.
In the company of composer Ivar Grydeland, Siri&Snelle enters into a dialog with Wagners opera from 1865. Wagner based his libretto on the chivalrous aspect of the tradition, which correlates well with Siri&Snelle’s ambivalent attraction to the passionate and pompous.
Concept/Dance: Siri Jøntvedt and Snelle Hall
Composer: Ivar Grydeland
Set design/Costumes/Graphic Design: Elinor Ström
Dramaturge/ Light design: Svante Grogarn
Produced by: Siri og Snelle Produksjoner
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Found for sound and image and Found for performing artists.
Premiere: 10th April 2008, Dansens Hus, Oslo