Four Contemporary Ballet Works From the Nederlands Dans Theater projected onto our GIANT screen!
The world-famous choreographer Jiří Kylián is a source of inspiration to many. For over thirty years he has been the artistic director and in-house choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, an elite group of dancers who are considered “THE MOST BALLETIC MODERN DANCERS IN THE WORLD” - The Times.
In An Evening with Kylián/Inger/Walerski, two of Kylián’s ballets from the renowned “Black & White” series are presented alongside works by his protégés, NDT’s associate choreographer Johan Inger, and NDT dancer and choreographer Medhi Walerski.
Don’t miss this incredible evening of dance – The New York Times raves “IF YOU SEE ONE LIVE PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR…NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER IS THE ONE TO SEE.”
Program of the evening
Chamber (CONTAINS SCENES OF FEMALE NUDITY) choreographed by Medhi Walerski, with music by Joby Talbot – Beginning with Stravinsky’s “Le sacre du printemps,” choreographer Walerski and composer Talbot inspire each other with themes from their respective disciplines.
Sweet Dreams choreographed by Jiří Kylián, with music by Anton Webern
Sweet Dreams (1990) looks more like a nightmare than a peaceful dream. In this ballet Kylián takes an ironic look at the complex world of the human sub-conscious. NDT is the only company in the world with this surrealistic, often erotic piece in its repertoire.
Sarabande choreographed by Jiří Kylián, with music by Bach
Here Kylián shows his sense of humor as well as his - erupting quite suddenly at times - aggression. With six dancers on stage, the piece bursts with male energy. The beautiful violin sounds by Bach surround a much rawer piece where the dancers use their voices forcefully.
Swan Song choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, with music by Philip Glass
Swan Song is a farewell ballet dedicated to NDT former dancer Stefan Żeromski, who ended his dance career with this piece. As a muse of resident choreographers León and Lightfoot, he was of great artistic significance. Philip Glass created a new composition specially for this ballet: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. Glass has been one of León and Lightfoot’s sources of inspiration for many years now. Swan Song is the first choreographic work León and Lightfoot created on music composed specifically for them.
“A TEAM OF HEARTBREAKINGLY SLEEK AND AVID DANCERS” - The Guardian
“NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER I OFFER STARTLING IMAGERY, STUNNING DANCERS AND WORLD-CLASS CHOREOGRAPHY”. - The Daily Telegraph
“ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION IS NOT, NOR SHOULD IT EVER BE, A COMPETITION. BUT IF IT WERE, THIS COMPANY WOULD CONSISTENTLY WALK HOME WITH GOLD” - Edinburgh News
Pre-show: 21 min
Chamber: 32 min
Sweet Dreams and Sarabande: 35 min
Swan Song: 35 min
Total Running Time: 171 min including two intermissions