Title: Chaplin ballet Mario Schroeder
Original title: Chaplin: A Ballett by Mario Schröder
Conductor: Matthias Foremny
Choreographer: Mario Schröder
Starring: Tyler Galster (Chaplin), Amelia Waller (Tramp), Urania Lobo García (Mother), Alexander Teutscher (Father), Vanessa Shield (Mildred), Isis Calil de Albuquerque (Paulette), Romy Avemarg (Oona), Oliver Preiß (Dictator), Leipzig Ballet, Gewandhaus Orchestra
The little guy with his mustache, his bowler hat and his bamboo cane is world-famous. But, who is the man behind this figure? Mario Schröder wondered the same thing when choreographing "Chaplin". His rise to fame makes Chaplin a person of public interest. The clown becomes political. America's conservatives are, however, suspicious of Chaplin's convictions. Suspected of communism, he is eventually expelled. The ballet describes Chaplin's life in relation to his creative work and shows that an artist who observes his environment both sensitively and consciously is behind the funny Tramp.
Recorded live at the Leipzig Opera, October 2013.
Issued: UK | EUROARTS