M. Petipa / Solymosi T. / Mirzoyan A. / Prokofieva I. / W. Forsyte / H. Lander / L. Minkus / L. Delibes / F. Schubert /

Without Limits

classic ballet premiere

Balletevening in two parts

Magyarországi bemutató

Without Limits. Three classical ballets that push the boundaries of achievability and demand superhuman performance and virtuosic technical skill from the dancers. William Forsythe’s piece The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude was intended as a true homage to the technique of classical technique. Harald Lander’s one-act Études, on the other hand, is literally about technique and how it is practised and mastered. The programme also features a new production: Albert Mirzoyan, Irina Prokofieva and Tamás Solymosi will be adding new flavour to Paquita Suite, a pearl by the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa.

William Forsythe / Franz Schubert

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Although the works of American ballet dancer and choreographer William Forsythe use classical technique as their starting point, he is capable of thinking them through further, often taking them to the extreme. An example of this is his 11-minute piece The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, created for three female and two male dancers. In it, solos, pas de deux, pas de trois and ensembles alternate, with no plot, to the virtuosic and sublime final movement of Schubert's (“Great”) Ninth Symphony. 
The work, which today is already considered one of the most challenging short ballets to perform, pays tribute to classical technique. Joining In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, it is the second of Forsythe's pieces to make it into the Hungarian National Ballet's repertoire.

"Agile, ethereal and precise." (Krisztina Horeczky, Tánckritika.hu)

M. Petipa / Solymosi T. / Mirzoyan A. / Prokofieva I. / L. Minkus / É. Deldevez / L. Delibes / R. Drigo / D. Auber


Few works in classical ballet history have as many versions as the Paquita suite, also known as the Paquita Grand pas (classique). The new piece was created by Marius Petipa on the basis of the French ballet Paquita by working together with composer Ludwig Minkus to select the main musical numbers. Ever since the original premiere in Russia in 1882, the piece has used as many variations and solos, including additions from external sources, as dreamed up by the choreographer of the given production. In fact, a unique attribute of the piece is that the performing dancers often determine the numbers to dance or even perform choreographies prepared specifically for them.

Solo female
Tatiana Melnik Aliya Tanykpayeva Yourim Lee
Solo male
Gergely Leblanc Dmitry Timofeev Gergő Ármin Balázsi
Pas de trois girl 1. (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova Diana Kosyreva Sorokina Nadezhda
Pas de trois girl 2. (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Elena Sharipova Lili Felméry Yuki Wakabayashi
Pas de trois boy (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Taran Dumitru Ievgen Lagunov Ryosuke Morimoto
Queen of the water variation (Petipa / Pugni: The Little Humpbacked Horse)
Cristina Balaban Yuki Wakabayashi
Female variation from King Candaules (Petipa / Drigo / Pugni: Le Roi Candaule)
Lili Felméry
Auber-variation (Gzovsky / Auber: Grand Pas)
Gergő Ármin Balázsi
Auber variation (Gzovsky / Auber: Grand Pas)
Valerio Palumbo Mattheus Bäckström
Armida variation (Fokin / Tcherepnin: Le Pavillon d Armide)
Yuki Wakabayashi Sorokina Nadezhda Elena Sharipova
Talisman varition (Petipa / Gusev / Drigo: The Talisman pas de deux)
András Rónai Ryosuke Morimoto Vince Topolánszky
Amor variation (Petipa / Minkus: Don Quijote)
Miyu Takamori Adrienn Pap
Spanish variation (Petipa / Minkus: Grand Pas)
Cristina Balaban
Coppélia variation (Saint-Léon / Petipa / Delibes: Coppélia)
Dmitry Timofeev Gergely Leblanc Yago Guerra
Trilby variation (Petipa / Gerber: Trilby)
Yourim Lee Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova Yourim Lee
Sylphide variation (Petipa / Drigo: La Sylphide (1892))
Tatiana Melnik Aliya Tanykpayeva Olha Skrypchenko
Male variation (Petipa / Minkus / Deldevez: Paquita)
Gergely Leblanc Dmitry Timofeev Gergő Ármin Balázsi
First female duo
Lea Földi Adrienn Horányi Kristina Starostina Artemisz Pisla
Second female duo
Inès Furuhashi-Huber Adema Omarova Olga Chernakova
Third female duo
Ellina Pokhodnykh Anastasiia Konstantinova
Paquita girls
Aglaja Sawatzki Liudmila Mizinova Yuliya Golovyna Anna Krupp Dóra Szelényi Yuiko Adachi Barbara Kerényi Marianne Allen

Harald Lander / Carl Czerny / Knudåge Riisager


Études is one of choreographer Harald Lander's most outstanding creations, one that he crafted for the Danish Royal Ballet in 1948. Beginning with the five positions of ballet and exercises beside the bare, it goes on to show certain parts of the rehearsal process, finally culminating in the grand finale of the completed Performance. Études depicts the everyday work of ballet dancers in its full reality and grandeur: the beauty and aesthetics of classical ballet and the joy and thrill of Dance.

“Both ballets are extreme compilations of vigorous ballet technique. Those ballets require virtuosity in bursts, often punctuating less onerous scènes d’action; these ballets require a lexicon of the toughest dance vocabulary, from start to finish….In particular, one must applaud the excellence of the ballet masters for the overall magnificence of the corps de ballet across both works.” (Graham Watts, Bachtrack)


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage