Sidd: A Hero’s Journey is based on Hermann Hesse’s classic novel of spiritual transformation, Siddhartha. From choreographer Nicolo Fonte: “I wanted to drill down to just the themes of this book, and discover ways to express those ideas through dance. I worked closely with dramaturg Nancy Meckler, who served as Artistic Collaborator on this piece. Working with Nancy not only helped me to form the synopsis for the ballet, but also to see the universality of this story, and the understanding that self-transformation and spiritual awakening can happen anywhere and everywhere. It is an inward journey manifested outwardly.”
The 2023 World Premiere was made possible by lead support from Sara Friedle & Michael Towler, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail Valley Foundation, Janet & Jim Averill, Allen R. & Judy Brick Freedman, Linda & David Glickstein, and The Scrooby Foundation.