A coproduction of the Gregor Seyffert Compagnie, the Robert-Schumann-Fest Düsseldorf, the Federal Ballet School Berlin and School for Artistry, and the SKC Tabea Halle/Saale e.V.
The fallen angel Peri is thrown out ouf paradise and is forced to find God’s most desired gift in order to be let into heaven again. Searching for fitting gifts, Peri steps down to earth and brings the last drop of blood of a fighter who fell for his people and the last breath of a young girl dying for her love. It is only the third gift – a remorseful tear of an avowed sinner – which opens Peri the door to the Garden of Eden again.
Director and choreographer Gregor Seyffert together with the artist Gottfried Helnwein, found a way to visualize the play that is drastically and touchingly different from the romantic original. The half angel, half human creature Peri’s encounter with the apocalyptic conditions on earth influences the end of the story in the version of Seyffert/Helnwein.
“Dramatically suggestive, spectacular and without one minute of boredom...”
NRZ, July 2004
“Gregor Seyffert and Gottfried Helnwein designed a brilliant concept that includes all means of modern multimedia stage design; the spectators hardly know where to look first...”
Der Opernfreund, July 2004
“Experiment completed successfully...”
Rheinische Post, July 2004
“The acrobatics of this evening are once again breathtaking...”
Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, July 2008