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

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

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

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

Credits

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

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