ARCIMBOLDO, Basle (until 2003 "IL TEATRO AMOROSO") is a
music- and dance-theater ensemble. The ensemble was founded in 1996 by Thilo Hirsch.
Through the combination of the various elements music, dance, spectacle, historical costumes, scenery
and lightning the magic of the Golden
Age is brought to life again. The
success of this concept can be seen in the many performances since 1996, and in
the enthusiastic reviews. The Basler Zeitung, for example, wrote about
the production "Liebes Lust und Saitensprünge" ("Amorous Delight
and Viol Tricks"), which was also filmed in 1999 by Bavarian Television at
the Ekhof Festival (Gotha): "A dazzling piece of pure theater that, under
the direction of Thilo Hirsch, was literally chock-full of scintillating dance,
pantomime, and vocal treasures."
ARCIMBOLDO’s most recent project, "Don Quixote," was also very
successful. Most of the twenty-six performances given until now in Switzerland
and Germany (including at the Telemann Festival in Magdeburg) were sold out and
received very good reviews.
Since we already had invitations to stage a new production at several festivals, we set
to work on a project that displays TEATRO ARCIMBOLDO’s special capabilities to
best advantage. We are now proud to present our new Production "The
Trumpet marine-Virtuoso" – Baroque Dance Theater about J.B. Prin, trumpet
marine virtuoso and dancer at the court of "le Roi Soleil" wich
had its premiere on 14.8.2004 in Basel.