Audiences in the 2012/13 season can once again enjoy an evening of modern ballet, this time featuring the work of three leading figures of contemporary dance: Helen Pickett, Jiří Kylián and Ohad Naharin.
Helen Pickett has created her new piece »Zwischen(t)raum« on Hans Werner Henze’s ballet music »Das Vokaltuch der Kammersängerin Rosa Silber«, thereby honouring a composer who occupies a prominent position in the upcoming season.
Jiří Kylián, an idol for many contemporary choreographers, brings his »Bella Figura« to Dresden. In this work from 1998, the long-time Artistic Director of the Nederlands Dans Theater explores the meaning of identity, as well as the relationship between the sexes.
The dance works of Ohad Naharin are performed by major companies around the world. Since 1990 the choreographer has collaborated with his Batsheva Dance Company, based in Tel Aviv, to push back the boundaries of modern dance, promoting a fearlessly sensual form of movement.
Free introduction 45 minutes before the performance starts
Choreographies by Helen Pickett (world premiere), Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin
Mixed ballet evening
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes
Premiere 27 Oct 2012
Choreography & Set Design: Jiří Kylián
Music: Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli
Costume Design: Joke Visser
Lighting Design: Kees Tjebbes
Staged by: Cora Bos-Kroese, Patrick Delcroix
Choreography & Costume Design: Ohad Naharin
Music: Soundtrack aus »Cha-Cha De Amor«: Dean Martin, Yma Sumac, Rolley Polley; Dick Dale, Tractor`s Revenge & Ohad Naharin, Antonio Vivaldi, Harold Arlen/Marusha
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno
Staged by: Yoshifumi Inao
Music from tape
With generous support of the foundation of the Semperoper Dresden