Music by: Frederic Chopin
Costumes by: Mike Gonzales, after Benois
Lighting by: Kip Marsh
Scenario by: John Claassen
Decor by: John Claassen
Staged by: Alexandre Minz for the Trockadero
ChopEniana is an “abstract” classical ballet, without narrative structure or defined characters. Although it atmospherically suggests “Giselle,” and “La Sylphide,” the sentiments aroused spring from the sublime music of Chopin–the evanescence of dreams, desire, and melancholy.