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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.
Show time: Sat 18 Jan 2014 19:00
Show time: Thu 23 Jan 2014 19:00
Show time: Sat 25 Jan 2014 19:00
Show time: Tue 28 Jan 2014 19:00
Show time: Sat 1 Feb 2014 14:00