Ballet evening in two parts
We regret to inform you that the performance of Whirling announced as part of the evening’s programme is cancelled and is planned to be rescheduled for another date during the season of 2020/21.
Desires, fears, passions, limits are in focus of the Hungarian National Ballet’s show featuring Trois Gnossiennes, a sensitive duet by Hans van Manen through the dynamic Whirling by András Lukács to another piece by van Manen: 5 Tangos evoke a pulsing metropolis and a world of fiery and passionate instincts. The closing piece of the evening, Cacti is presented in Hungary for the first time. Alexander Ekman examines modern dance itself. The work passionately, and often raucously, picks apart the mannerisms of dance.
Five Tangos is one of Hans van Manen’s best known and, deservedly, most popular works: superb music and dance combine to evoke a pulsing metropolis and a world of fiery and passionate instincts. Sometimes sultrily lethargic and other times set to accelerating tempos featuring virtuoso elements, this thrilling work plays with solo and group scenes to reveal the changing games of the individual and the community, the many faces and layers of love and attraction and a portrait of an era.
Alexander Ekman is represented by Stepping Grounds Arts/CultureManagement. www.steppinggrounds.com
Hungarian translation by Minka Benkő.
Music of the First part of ' Cacti': Collectively put together, improvised and composed by Tinta Schmidt von Altenstadt, David Marks, Saskia Viersen, Artur Trajko and Jan Pieter Koch / musical coordinator from the Presto movement of Franz Schubert: Symphony, "Death and the Maiden".
Further you can hear also the symphonic version of Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" (arr. A. Stein) / performed by “Kungliga Hovkapellet/Royal Swedish Opera”