Dance show based on the musical Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the death of children) by Gustav Mahler, comprising five lied songs, which manifest the strength of intuition, hope and innocence as a means of activism. The creation also includes a piece by Janacek, and a revolutionary song by Eisler.

“Aparición” gives voice to children, who sing and incorporate melodies that adopt the form of animal voices in the sound landscape of the production. Performing with them, one pianist and five dancers from the Ballet National de Marseille and ICK. Each song will take the audience to a different sensory space where, guided by light, movement and music, they will travel through the different stages of pain, acceptance, and hope.

This season, the Arriaga Theatre presents Aparición, the first part of the project, based on Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler. A diptych of two separate presentations: Aparición and Desaparición.

The team

Concept and choreography: Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

Musical concept and transcription: Franck Krawczyk

Film: Ruben Van Leer

Lighting: Henk Danner

Wardrobe: Clifford Portier

Drama: Jesse Vanhoeck

Dancers of The Ballet National de MarseilleBéatrice Cardone, Gen Isomi, Pedro Mantua-Garcia, Kengo Nanjo, Florine Pegat-Toquet, Aya Sato, Nahimana Vandenbussche

Piano: Franck Krawczyk

Director of the Coro infantil de la Sociedad Coral de Bilbao: José Luis Ormazabal

Coro Infantil de la Sociedad Coral de Bilbao

Created on 3 December 2017

5 October 2017 - Maastricht (NL), in Nederlandse Dansdagen

3 December 2017 - Opéra de Marseille (FR)

Ballet National de Marseille & ICK

Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht (NL), Nederlandse Dansdagen (NL), Theater de Meervaart (NL),
Ravenna Festival (IT), Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana (SL), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LB).




from €12 to €40 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%


55 minutes