Balanchine • Van Manen • Kylián

Choreographies by George Balanchine, Hans van Manen und Jiří Kylián

THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS

Choreografie George Balanchine
Musik Paul Hindemith
Bühnenbild und Kostüme Kurt Seligmann
Lichtgestaltung Jean Rosenthal
Choreografische Uraufführung 20. November 1946, Ballet Society, Central High School of Needle Trades, New York



FRANK BRIDGE VARIATIONS

Choreografie Hans van Manen
Musik Benjamin Britten
Bühnenbild und Kostüme Keso Dekker
Lichtgestaltung Bert Dalhuysen
Choreografische Uraufführung 18. März 2005, Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam



FALLING ANGELS

Choreografie Jiří Kylián
Musik Steve Reich
Bühnenbild Jiří Kylián
Lichtgestaltung Joop Caboort
Choreografische Uraufführung 18. März 2005, Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam

 

Musikalische Leitung: Mikhail Agrest
Choreinstudierung: Nanette Glushak
       
Ballett Zürich
Junior Ballett
Philharmonia Zürich



Framework programme

Introduction 45 min before the performance

Dates

09 May 2015, 19:30
Preise C: 169, 152, 130, 56, 20 CHF

10 May 2015, 14:00
Preise C: 169, 152, 130, 56, 20 CHF

16 May 2015, 19:30
Preise C: 169, 152, 130, 56, 20 CHF

04 Jun 2015, 20:00
Preise C: 169, 152, 130, 56, 20 CHF

07 Jun 2015, 20:30
AMAG-Volksvorstellung:
75, 59, 44, 25, 15 CHF

14 Jun 2015, 14:00
Preise C: 169, 152, 130, 56, 20 CHF

25 Jun 2015, 19:00
last performance this season
Preise C: 169, 152, 130, 56, 20 CHF

Location

Hauptbühne Opernhaus

 

Balanchine • Van Manen • Kylián

This three-part ballet evening unites three luminaries of 20th-century ballet.

George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet and grand master of neoclassicism, has a long tradition of performance in Zurich. A key work is The Four Temperaments, which was created in 1946 to music by Paul Hindemith and anticipated the choreographer’s future stylistic development.

After the world première of Hans van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations in Amsterdam in 2005, ballet critic Jochen Schmidt enthused that it was “probably the most concentrated 24 minutes of dance to be produced in Europe this season”. Van Manen dresses Benjamin Britten’s suite-like variations in a supremely elegant choreography of crystalline clarity and rigorous form. Couples sense and find each other, challenge each other to an erotic duel and tender fusion, circle each other and seem to be indissolubly, invisibly linked.

Jiří Kylián’s ballet Falling Angels is “woman’s business”. The piece is one of the Czech choreographer’s so-called “black-and-white” ballets. Eight dancers are irresistibly drawn to the sounds of Steve Reich’s percussion work entitled Drumming, which is played on 16 bongo drums, and join together to pay carefree homage to female dance.