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Bella Figura

Balanchine-Forsythe-Kylián

Bella Figura is a triple bill featuring works by three world-famous choreographers.

George Balanchine created The Four Temperaments for his own company in 1946. It was one of his first experiments in combining the movement language of classical ballet with a simplified setting. Inspired by the Medieval theory that there are four principal human personalities dominated by the four elements, The Four Temperaments has the eponymous composition by Paul Hindemith for strings and piano as its music.

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated from the preeminent deconstructionist choreographer William Forsythe is considered a masterpiece of contemporary dance, and following its Paris Opera Ballet premiere it entered the repertories of countless dance groups worldwide. The accompanying electronic score is the work of Dutch composer Thom Willems.

The title piece of the evening is one of Jiří Kylián's best-known works. Set to slow, hypnotic Baroque music by composers such as Vivaldi and Pergolesi, Bella Figura is a tribute to the unadorned beauty of the human body.

Tickets for the spring season performances available from 7 Oct 2013.

Duration 2 h 30 min, 2 intermissions
 
 

Four Temperaments

George Balanchine

  • Choreography George Balanchine
  • Music Paul Hindemith
  • Conductor Ollitapio Lehtinen
  • Sets George Balanchine
  • Costumes George Balanchine
  • Lighting design George Balanchine
 

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

William Forsythe

  • Choreography William Forsythe
  • Music (recording) Thom Willems
  • Sets William Forsythe
  • Costumes William Forsythe
  • Lighting design William Forsythe
  • Technical adaptation Dietrich Krueger
 

Bella Figura

Jiří Kylián

  • Choreography Jiří Kylián
  • Music (recording) Lukas Foss, G.B. Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli
  • Sets Jiří Kylián
  • Costumes Joke Visser
  • Lighting design Kees Tjebbes
  • Technical adaptation Kees Tjebbes
 

Show time: Sat 18 Jan 2014 19:00

George Balanchine

Four Temperaments

William Forsythe

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Jiří Kylián

Bella Figura

Show time: Thu 23 Jan 2014 19:00

George Balanchine

Four Temperaments

William Forsythe

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Jiří Kylián

Bella Figura

Show time: Sat 25 Jan 2014 19:00

George Balanchine

Four Temperaments

William Forsythe

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Jiří Kylián

Bella Figura

Show time: Tue 28 Jan 2014 19:00

George Balanchine

Four Temperaments

William Forsythe

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Jiří Kylián

Bella Figura

Show time: Sat 1 Feb 2014 14:00

George Balanchine

Four Temperaments

William Forsythe

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Jiří Kylián

Bella Figura

 

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