© Marco Borggreve

Amsterdam Sinfonietta and ISH Dance Collective 

The Waste Land 
  • Wed 5 Oct ’22
    20:15 - 21:25
    doors open 19:00
    Grote Zaal

A century ago, T. S. Eliot wrote his groundbreaking epic poem The Waste Land, in which he describes a world in shatters. In The Waste Land, not love prevails, but rather constraint, indoctrination rather than improvement. Where to go, is there any hope? Achmed Shamlou, one of the major Iranian poets from the 20th century, evokes a similar image from a completely different cultural and historical perspective. Amsterdam Sinfonietta and ISH Dance Collective explore this universal theme of demise and rebirth.  

Iranian composer Farokhzad Layegh’s music is the uniting factor, next to music by Stravinsky, Max Richter and Rik Ronner. The choreography literally breaks out of the room, with explosive to-the-ground sections and poetical parts where the performers float against the walls and the ceiling.  


with music by Farokhzad Layegh, Igor Stravinsky, Max Richter and Rik Ronner


Amsterdam Sinfonietta | Candida Thompson lead & violin | ISH Dance Collective | Marco Gerris choreography