In untouched sand, man and woman meet. Their emotions, passions and confrontations are reduced to naked gestures. Where hands used to be, thorns appear – thorns that hurt and embrace, thorns that receive and create. Paul Loomans, a director from the Netherlands, leads the Rigolo ensemble into this rich, symbolic game between life, death and rebirth.
Along with the entire theatre tent Rigolo PALAIS and 15 tons of sand, 12 acrobats, dancers, musicians and stage workers, including the cook and kitchen, travelled across Switzerland, through Germany to the capital of Berlin. Leading up to this was a long preparation period of research and intense rehearsals. The journey led from the sandy beaches of Goa into the desert of Gobi back into the rehearsal room in Toggenburg and finally to the willow dome of the Rigolo PALAIS.
Thanks to its convincing artwork and the professional management of Thomas Imboden, Rigolo earned an excellent reputation and great appreciation by the audience and officials with its production of SANDDORN.