Marie & Pierre

By Bobbi Jene Smith
Commissioned composition: Celeste Oram

Premiere 18.11.2023

  • World premiere and Swiss premiere
  • Interesting for people from 11+

Abduction into a sensual and dramatic multiverse

In this intense evening of dance, stories, images and dramatic arcs overlap. Events between lovers, friends, family members, generations, individuals are revealed. We experience intimate confrontations in ambiguous spaces: waiting rooms, memories or prophetic dream places. Bobbi Jene Smith, celebrated from Los Angeles to New York and Paris to Tel Aviv as a rising star in the choreographer's sky, creates exclusively for Ballett Basel. The music is composed by Celeste Oram as a commissioned work for Basel.

Die Tänzerin und Choreographin Bobbi Jene Smith

Meet Bobbi Jene Smith, the rising star of the dance world, at two lecture-performances. In a series of up-close encounters that give a unique insight into the artist's work and processes. 

  • 13/14 October 2023, Kleine Bühne
  • In German and English
  • Free admission, registration


Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to a first exclusive insight. In an introduction you will get to know choreographer Bobbi Jene
Smith and composer Celeste Oram and learn more about the play, the material and the production. Afterwards you will visit a stage rehearsal.

  • Meeting point Foyer
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Usually in German
  • CHF 10.-
  • Date: 14 November 2023

Together with the dramaturgy, the Basel Kulturhaus Bider & Tanner has curated the book table for our plays for many years. Now this selection of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues or even sheet music can be accessed at any time in the online shop. It's worth browsing regularly.

Book table

With the kind support of the Gönnerkreis, the Medical Partner of Theater Basel, the Kantonsspital Baselland, the Binding Stiftung and the Stiftung Basler Ballettgilde (bbg)

Co-production with the Festspielhaus Sankt Pölten, to be seen in Sankt Pölten from 17 February 2024

Ballett Basel 23/24: