Ballet

COW

Alexander Ekman

Ballet in eleven scenes

Premiere 12. March 2016

Music by Mikael Karlsson

 
Info
  • 7 pm – 8.35 pm
  • No intermission

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

  • Guided tour through the Semperoper
    Info
    • 7 pm – 8.35 pm
    • No intermission

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
      Info
      • 7 pm – 8.35 pm
      • No intermission

      • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

      • Free introductory talk
      • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

      • Guided tour through the Semperoper
        Info
        • 7 pm – 8.35 pm
        • No intermission

        • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

        • Free introductory talk
        • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

        • Guided tour through the Semperoper

          Alexander Ekman’s ballet evening »COW« is as unusual as its title: A tongue-in-cheek homage to a cow or, rather, to a cow’s attitude to life. With its flood of scenic and choreographic ideas, frantic tempo, wit and energy, this work amazed and thrilled audiences and critics alike at the premiere in the Semperoper in 2016 – and was awarded Germany’s most prestigious theatre prize, the FAUST. The eponymous cow is part of the proceedings, floating down from the theatrical sky and marvelling at the pulsating dancers around her: From concrete scenes of daily human life in at times bizarre costumes to film clips and contemplative images in which the dancers float across the stage more like weightless ideas than bodies, we are presented with a complete universe. It was Alexander Ekman’s aim to create an incredible and fascinating piece that moves us and opens unexpected vistas. And he succeeded.

          Plot

          Scenes
          Rules
          Gamut
          Bulls
          Stampede
          Silence
          Sail
          Interfilm
          Hooves
          Fnerf
          Deux
          Spaces

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