THE WINGS MAKERS
Rigolo founders Lena Roth and Maedir Rigolo consider their new stage project WINGS IN MY HEART to be their final coup. Their worldwide success with the SANDDORN BALANCE brought much acclaim and enormous encouragement for them to continue developing unique objects and installations. The interest of renowned artists from across the globe to collaborate in such a venture has given them wings to create this new show.
Their main impetus to create WINGS IN MY HEART, however, was the generational transfer. Marula, their youngest daughter, recently concluded her professional dance education and wanted to take the stage to spread her wings and soar! Her father trained her intensively for two years in the art of the BALANCE performance. Now accomplished in its execution, Marula is centre-stage in the show.
Maedir and Lena then turned to Ruediger Oppermann, the German master of the harp, world music pioneer and creator of Klangwelten. He composed the soundtrack: crystal clear riffs, touching melodies and captivating soundscapes, perfectly tailored to the scenes and performers. He is no stranger to Rigolo; WINGS IN MY HEART is his fifth collaboration. His CDs from previous shows completely sold out and are no longer available. Due to continuous demand, he has published a sampler with a selection of dance theatre and Nouveau Cirque sound tracks.
True luck struck Rigolo with the addition of Asun Noales, first-time choreographer with the company. She directs her own dance theatre company OtraDanza in Alicante, Spain, and teaches at the State Academy of Dance. Her movement language and her deep connection with spiritual themes on stage make her a natural ally for Rigolo. Her presence, supported by her assistant, Kike Guerrero, has resulted in the highest dance performance level for WINGS IN MY HEART.