S. Eyal / G. Behar / O. Lichtik / J. Kylián / W. A. Mozart / H.van Manen / A. Piazzolla

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Ballet evening in three acts

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How can aggression, sexuality, silence, vulnerability, interdependence and eternal human beauty all exist side by side? How can the language of dance be both serious and zany at the same time? How is the human body capable of communicating extreme thoughts and emotions? These choreographies from Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen and the team of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar will shed light on the answers. Bedroom Folk, first premiered in Amsterdam, and 5 tango for Piazzolla's music, and Six Dances - Petite Mort, both set to the music of Mozart, have been captivating audiences at the Erkel Theatre for years, and we hope they gonna do to the Eiffel' audiences too.

“This piece originally choreographed for four men and four women was, in one of the HNB’s performances (…) presented for five women and three men, in that répétiteur and stager Olivia Ancona was inspired by Kristina Starostina, who danced female and male parts at the same time. (…) It is a welcome development that the company and its dancer spurred Sharon Eyal’s colleague to innovate further.” (Bedroom Folk, Krisztina Horeczky, Tánckritika.hu)


“Throughout the piece, the dancers are lighted from above, as if the choreography were taking place from a different perspective. This made for a space of light cut out from the dark background in which the figures appeared, creating a remarkable aura around the dancers.” (Bedroom Folk, Borbála Várkonyi, Kultúra és Kritika)


"The master himself came to visit Budapest for the premiere, even attending the final few stage rehearsals. He had profuse praise for what he had seen. And coming from him, this is no mere matter of courtesy, but a statement of fact. And it is a fact, because the dancers were taught by the very best company répétiteurs imaginable." (András Kenessei, Tánckritika.hu)


Six Dances means that the Hungarian National Ballet’s repertoire has (once again) been expanded with another piece that will be enjoyable for audiences. The opulent choreographic material and quality dancing might even have been enough to convince apostates that classical ballet training is not necessarily the same thing as the simple aesthetic of the finely developed body and that beauty (whether flashing its lyrical, tragic or more upbeat face) has a place in contemporary art.” (Annamária Szoboszlai, Tánckritika.hu)



Due to the construction delays in completing the Eiffel Art Studios and the resulting difficulties with rescheduling our performances, we will unfortunately be unable to present the premiere of Wayne McGregor's Chroma during the 2019/20 season. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Bedroom Folk

Ballet in one act

General cast

First girl
Viktória Rohonczi / Yuka Asai
Second girl
Miyu Takamori / Emi Uehara
Third girl
Kateryna Tarasova / Artemisz Pisla
Fourth girl
Ágnes Kelemen / Futaba Ishizaki
First boy
Dénes Darab / Iurii Kekalo
Second boy
Maksym Kovtun / Kristina Starostina
Third boy
Kristóf Morvai / Balázs Majoros
Fourth boy
Carlos Taravillo Mahillo / Dávid Molnár

Credits

Choreographer and Set Designer
Sharon Eyal
Co-creator (choreography and set)
Gai Behar
Sound artist and music
Ori Lichtik
Lighting designer
Thierry Dreyfus
Costume designer
Rebecca Hytting
Staging ballet master
Olivia Ancona
Company répétiteur
Marianna Venekei

Premiere
Oct. 12, 2018

5 Tangos

Ballet in one act

General cast

Solo couple female
Minjung Kim / Elizaveta Cheprasova
Solo couple male
Gergely Leblanc / Gergő Ármin Balázsi
Solo couple female
Kristina Starostina / Lea Földi / Inés Furuhashi-Huber / Ellina Pokhodnykh
Male pas de quatre
Gaetano Cottonaro / Dmitry Diachkov / Boris Myasnikov / Miklós Dávid Kerényi

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

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2017

Petite Mort

Ballet in one act

General cast

1st girl
Yuka Asai / Ildikó Boros
2nd girl
Lili Felméry / Anna Krupp
3rd girl
Aliya Tanykpayeva / Artemisz Pisla
4th girl
Karina Sarkissova / Tatiana Melnik
5th girl
Emi Uehara / Jessica Carulla Leon
6th girl
Kristina Starostina / Cristina Balaban
1st boy
Kristóf Morvai / Miklós Dávid Kerényi
2nd boy
Balázs Majoros / Vladyslav Melnyk
3rd boy
Gergely Leblanc / Dénes Darab
4th boy
Gergő Ármin Balázsi / Carlos Taravillo Mahillo
5th boy
András Rónai / Zoltán Oláh
6th boy
Iurii Kekalo / Dmitry Timofeev

Credits

Choreographer
Jiří Kylián
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Set designer
Jiří Kylián
Costume designer
Joke Visser
Lighting designer
Joop Caboort / Jiří Kylián
Lighting/Technical adaptation
Kees Tjebbes
Répétiteurs
Elke Schepers / Cora Bos-Kroese
Company répétiteurs
Irina Prokofieva / Aliya Tanykpayeva

Premiere
May 25, 2013

Six Dances

Ballet in one act

General cast

1st girl
Rita Hangya / Kristina Starostina
2nd girl
Ildikó Boros / Yuka Asai
3rd girl
Kateryna Tarasova / Emi Uehara
4th boy
Réka Sári / Ágnes Kelemen
1st boy
Dénes Darab / Dávid Molnár
2nd boy
Carlos Taravillo Mahillo / Balázs Majoros
3rd boy
Miklós Dávid Kerényi / Kristóf Morvai
4th boy
Ievgen Lagunov / András Rónai

Credits

Choreographer
Jiří Kylián
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Set designer
Jiří Kylián
Costume designer
Jiří Kylián
Lighting designer
Joop Caboort / Jiří Kylián
Lighting/Technical adaptation
Kees Tjebbes
Répétiteur
Yvan Dubreuil
Company répétiteur
Marianna Venekei

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2001

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