Ballet

Forgotten Land

George Balanchine / Jiří Kylián / William Forsythe

Ballet evening in three parts Music by Georges Bizet, Benjamin Britten and Gavin Bryars

Three trailblazers of modern dance are united in this three-part evening: George Balanchine, with his technically demanding »Symphony in C«, Jiří Kylián, whose »Forgotten Land« tells of lost places, lovers and time (and provides the evening’s title), and William Forsythe, here with perhaps his most personal work, »Quintett«, a final love letter to his dying wife. An aesthetically and stylistically diverse evening, which will certainly not be quickly forgotten!

Summary

Three trailblazers of modern dance are united in this three-part evening: George Balanchine, with his technically demanding »Symphony in C«, Jiří Kylián, whose »Forgotten Land« tells of lost places, lovers and time (and provides the evening’s title), and William Forsythe, here with perhaps his most personal work, »Quintett«, a final love letter to his dying wife. An aesthetically and stylistically diverse evening, which will certainly not be quickly forgotten!

Complete Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley
    Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese
    Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 20 May 2017
  • Starting Time 6 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 23 May 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 27 May 2017
  • Starting Time 8 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Friday 2 Jun 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 6 Jun 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 7 Jun 2017
  • Starting Time 12 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 21 Sep 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Monday 25 Sep 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 28 Sep 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 5 Oct 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals two intermissions scheduled

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

  • Symphony in C

    Choreography
    George Balanchine
  • Music
    Georges Bizet
  • Conductor
    Eva Ollikainen
  • Costume Design
     Karinska
  • Lighting Design
    Fabio Antoci
  • Staged by
    Merrill Ashley, Stacey Cadell

  • Vergessenes Land

    Choreography
    Jiří Kylián
  • Music
    Benjamin Britten
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    John F. Macfarlane
  • Lighting Design
    Kees Tjebbes
  • Staged by
    Cora Bos-Kroese, Lorraine Blouin

  • Quintett

    Choreography, Set Design & Lighting Design
    William Forsythe
  • Music
    Gavin Bryars
  • Costume Design
    Stephen Galloway
  • Staged by
    Stefanie Arndt, Thierry Guiderdoni
Semperoper Ballet
Staatskapelle Dresden
and music from tape (Forgotten Land and Quintett)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank