J. Inger / A. Pärt / M. Ravel / J. Kylián / S. Reich / A. Ekman / M. Karlsson / E. Satie / A. Brun

1st Steps


Ballet evening in three acts

A breathtaking dance piece that confronts our own desires and fears: eight women’s stories of female existence – pregnancy, childbirth and, in the end, a whirling piece on the nature of beauty. Created to Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and the music of Steve Reich, Erik Satie and others, the choreographies of the 1st Steps show address facets of life that affect us all in the irresistibly thrilling language of dance of Hans van Manen, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián and Alexander Ekman. This year will see the premieres of previous years, Trois Gnossiennes, Falling Angels and Walking Mad, joined by the new production Episode 31, and it is with these masterpieces that the Hungarian National Ballet will be taking its own “first steps” to the Eiffel Art Studios.


“Walking Mad is an uneasy rethinking of Ravel’s Bolero made all the more surreal by its sultry eroticism. (…) The premiere of this psychologically charged piece performed by Tamás Solymosi’s company exceeded its own limits by a very large measure."
(Krisztina Horeczky, Nol.hu)

“I got the chance to see two different female versions of Falling Angels – and both evenings were marvellously successful.” (Graham Watts, Bachtrack)


Details

Location
Eiffel Műhelyház – Bánffy terem
Date
Sept. 29, 2019
Start time
20:00
End time
22:10

Trois Gnossiennes

Ballet in one act

Cast

Solo female
N.N.
Solo male
N.N.
Featuring on piano
N.N.

Credits

Choreographer
Hans van Manen
Composer
Erik Satie
Set designer
Hans van Manen
Costume designer
Hans van Manen / Joop Stokvis
Lighting designer
Jan Hofstra
Répétiteurs
Tamás Solymosi / Mária Aradi
Rehearsals supervised by
Igone de Jongh
Company répétiteurs
Tamás Solymosi / Mária Aradi

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2017

Walking Mad

Ballet in one act

Cast

1st girl
N.N.
2nd girl
N.N.
3rd girl
N.N.
1st boy
N.N.
2nd boy
N.N.
3rd boy
N.N.
4th boy
N.N.
5th boy
N.N.
6th boy
N.N.

Credits

Choreographer
Johan Inger
Composer
Arvo Pärt / Maurice Ravel
Set and costume designer
Johan Inger
Lighting designer
Erik Berglund
Répétiteur
Carl Inger
Coach and staging ballet master
Yvan Dubreuil
Company répétiteurs
Angéla Kövessy

Premiere
Sept. 19, 2015

Falling Angels

Ballet in one act

Cast

1st girl
N.N.
2nd girl
N.N.
3rd girl
N.N.
4th girl
N.N.
5th girl
N.N.
6th girl
N.N.
7th girl
N.N.
8th girl
N.N.

Credits

Choreographer
Jiří Kylián
Composer
Steve Reich
Set designer
Jiří Kylián
Costume designer
Joke Visser
Lighting designer
Jiří Kylián
Light realisation
Joop Caboort
Technical adaptation
Joost Biegelaar
Coach and staging ballet master
Roslyn Anderson
Répétiteur
Edit Rujsz

Premiere
Jan. 29, 2016

Episode 31

Ballet in one act
Hungarian premiere

Cast

Male Duet
N.N.
Tapper
N.N.
Girl on Pointe
N.N.
Walking Man
N.N.
Rovers
N.N.

Credits

Choreographer
Alexander Ekman
Composer
Ane Brun / Erik Satie / Mikael Karlsson
Set designer
Alexander Ekman
Costume designer
Luke Simcock
Lighting designer
Nicole Pearce
Staging ballet master
Fernando Troya

Premiere
Sept. 13, 2019

Events

2019. September 13., Fri, 20:00
2019. September 14., Sat, 20:00
2019. September 15., Sun, 20:00
2019. September 20., Fri, 20:00
2019. September 21., Sat, 20:00
2019. September 22., Sun, 20:00
2019. September 27., Fri, 20:00
2019. September 29., Sun, 20:00