THE WOMAN, THE DIVA, THE MYSTERY
The turbulent life of the Dutch spy and dancer Mata Hari is at the heart of a large-scale production by Dutch National Ballet. Margaretha Geertruida Zelle – more commonly known as Mata Hari – is one of the most iconic women in Dutch history.
Mata Hari was born to a well-to-do Frisian family in 1876 as Margaretha Zelle. Following an unhappy marriage, Zelle went to seek adventure in Paris. As the exotic, mysterious Mata Hari, she became one of the most famous dancers of her day. She travelled throughout Europe and had a network of highly placed lovers everywhere, which made her an ideal spy during World War I. She was accused – rightly or wrongly – of being a double agent, and she died in front of a French firing squad in 1917.
本场主演： Mata Hari: Anna Tsygankova (Principal)
Choreographer：Ted Brandsen，the artistic director;
Music composer: Tarik O'Regan, one of today's leading British composers;
Set designer: Clement and Sanôu;
Costume designer: Francois-Noël Cherpin;
Brandsen is working with librettist Janine Brogt on a scenario in which Mata Hari's life will be brought to life in cinematic scenes.
Mata Hari was a passionate woman, for whom real life was too restrictive, which is why she was continually creating new images of herself and new guises.
Dutch Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Rowe.