An Evening with Kylian/Inger/Walerski
Choreographed by Jiří Kylián, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski
2 hrs 25 mins including one intermission
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 yearNederlands Dans Theater is the one to see."
For more than ten years choreographer Medhi Walerski has been a leading dancer at NDT and in 2008 he made his debut as a choreographer. It was such a success that the Frenchman was invited repeatedly to create ballets, for NDT and others. For his new ballet he works specially with English composer Joby Talbot, who has also worked with The Royal Ballet in London. With Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps as starting point, the two young artists inspire each other. Each from his own discipline.
Johan Inger was an important dancer at NDT until 2002. It did not take long for Jiří Kylián, artistic director at the time, to notice that he also had choreographic talent. Inger made his debut as a dancemaker in 1995 with the successful Mellantid, which won several awards. Since his debut, Inger has created choreographies for NDT and other companies. Currently he is an associate choreographer at NDT. His most recent ballet was the very successful I new then (February 2012) where Inger manifests his inventive and colourful side.
Sweet Dreams (1990) looks more like the result of a nightmare than that of a peaceful dream. But those that have seen this 'masterpiece with the apples' will never forget it. In this ballet Kylián takes an ironic look at the complex world of the human sub-conscience. Surrealistic, often erotic and impressive throughout. He was inspired by 'Laterna Magika' from Prague and the music of Webern. NDT is the only company in the world that has this extraordinary piece on its repertoire.
In Sarabande (1990) Kylián shows his sense of humour as well as his erupting quite suddenly at times in this piece- aggression. With six dancers on stage, it is bursting with male energy. The choreography also clearly shows how important music is to Kylián. The beautiful violin sounds by Bach surround a much rawer piece where the dancers use their voices forcefully. Sarabande is so inventive and rich in visual effects that it leaves plenty of room for your own interpretation.
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