GIF (Girls in Focus)


The Hungarian National Ballet’s programme GIF (Girls in Focus) offers a selection of gems from the contemporary repertoire that place the female ballet artists – and their versatility, strength and sensitivity – in the spotlight.
After presenting Hans van Manen’s sensitive pas de deux Trois Gnossiennes, the “amazons” will perform the choreography Troy Game, originally written for male dancers, demonstrating that they too can handle sequences of movements that are difficult enough for men. The following piece, Falling Angels, is an evocative choreography showing the link between the challenges of female existence and the dancers’ efforts to attain perfection. Closing the show is van Manen’s fierily energetic work composed to the work of Astor Piazzolla, 5 Tangos.



Trois Gnossiennes

Ballet in one act

General cast

Solo female
Tatiana Melnik / Lili Felméry / Cristina Balaban
Solo male
Iurii Kekalo / Mikalai Radziush
Featuring on piano
György Lázár / Başak Dilara Özdemir Lakatos

Credits

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

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2017

Troy Game – with Amazons

All-male ballet parody in one act – female version

General cast

1st girl
Anna Krupp / Ágnes Kelemen
2nd girl
Kristina Starostina / Liudmila Mizinova
3rd girl
Ildikó Boros / Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova
4th girl
Futaba Ishizaki / Cristina Balaban
5th girl
Emi Uehara / Yuka Asai
6th girl
Diana Kosyreva / Lea Földi
7th girl
Lili Felméry / Kateryna Tarasova
8th girl
Miyu Takamori / Yourim Lee

Credits

Choreographer
Robert North
Composer
Bob Downes
Costume designer
Peter Farmer
Stager
Julian Moss
Répétiteur
Edit Rujsz
Lighting designer
Kirk Bookman

Premiere
Sept. 27, 2014

Falling Angels

Ballet in one act

General cast

1st girl
Kristina Starostina / Nika Crnić
2nd girl
Diana Kosyreva / Jessica Carulla Leon
3rd girl
Miyu Takamori / Ildikó Boros
4th girl
Lea Földi / Cristina Balaban
5th girl
Emi Uehara / Futaba Ishizaki
6th girl
Yuka Asai / Anri Okada
7th girl
Ágnes Kelemen / Anna Krupp
8th girl
Yourim Lee / Liudmila Mizinova

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

5 Tangos

Ballet in one act

General cast

Solo couple female
Minjung Kim / Karina Sarkissova
Solo couple male
Gergő Ármin Balázsi / Gergely Leblanc
Solo couple female
Ellina Pokhodnykh / Kristina Starostina / Lea Földi / Yuka Asai
Solo couple male
Dmitry Diachkov / Kristóf Morvai / Miklós Dávid Kerényi / Boris Myasnikov

Credits

Choreographer
Hans van Manen
Composer
Astor Piazzolla
Lighting designer
Jan Hofstra
Set and costume designer
Jean-Paul Vroom
Répétiteurs
Rachel Beaujean
Company répétiteurs
György Szirb / Edit Rujsz

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2017

Events

2018. September 12., Wed, 20:00
2018. September 13., Thu, 20:00
2018. September 14., Fri, 20:00
2018. September 15., Sat, 11:00
2018. September 15., Sat, 20:00
2019. April 05., Fri, 20:00
2019. April 06., Sat, 20:00
2019. April 07., Sun, 20:00
2019. April 13., Sat, 11:00
2019. April 13., Sat, 20:00