Ballet in Cinema Screening
Nederlands Dans Theater’s
Sunday, November 25 & Tuesday, November 27
Starring the dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Choreography by Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot
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 one of his protégés, “Chamber” by NDT dancer and choreographer Medhi Walerski, and “Swan Song” by NDT resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot.
Four contemporary ballets:
“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” – (1990) 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” – (replaces originally scheduled “Sunset Logic” by Johan Inger) choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, with music by Philip Glass – 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, a major source of inspiration to León and Lightfoot, created a new composition specially for this ballet: “Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra.” “Swan Song” is the first choreographic work León and Lightfoot created on music composed specifically for them.
Don’t miss this unique and groundbreaking performance –
And still to come this fall…..
December 2 & 4
The Bolshoi Ballet’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter
Dates for these extraordinary productions will vary depending on location, so please visit www.balletincinema.com to find out if and when they’re playing at a theatre near you.