Balletevening in two parts
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.
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
"Agile, ethereal and precise." (Krisztina Horeczky, Tánckritika.hu)
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.