S. Eyal / G. Behar / O. Lichtik / J. Kylián / W. A. Mozart / W. McGregor / J. Talbot / J. White III.

KFM


Ballet evening in three acts

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, Wayne McGregor and the team of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar will shed light on the answers. Bedroom Folk, first premiered in Amsterdam, and Six Dances and Petite Mort, both set to the music of Mozart, have been captivating audiences at the Erkel Theatre for years. Since its 2006 London premiere, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma has been adopted by major European and American ballet companies. In the 2019/20 season, it also becomes part of the Hungarian National Ballet’s repertoire.

“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)


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)


Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios – Bánffy Stage
Date
Feb. 15, 2020
Start time
19:00
End time
21:10

Chroma

Ballet in one act
Hungarian premiere

Cast

Featuring
N.N.

Credits

Choreographer
Wayne McGregor
Music arranged by
Jack White III / Joby Talbot
Orchestration by
Christopher Austin
Set designer
John Pawson
Costume designer
Moritz Junge
Lighting designer
Lucy Carter
Restager
Jessica Wright
Principal Restager
Antoine Vereecken
Company répétiteur
Edit Rujsz

Premiere
Feb. 15, 2020

Bedroom Folk

Ballet in one act

Cast

First girl
N.N.
Second girl
N.N.
Third girl
N.N.
Fourth girl
N.N.
First boy
N.N.
Second boy
N.N.
Third boy
N.N.
Fourth boy
N.N.

Credits

Creator
Sharon Eyal
Co-Creator
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

Petite Mort

Ballet in one act

Cast

Conductor
N.N.
1st girl
N.N.
2nd girl
N.N.
3rd girl
N.N.
4th girl
N.N.
5th girl
N.N.
6th 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
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 répétiteur
Aliya Tanykpayeva

Premiere
May 25, 2013

Six Dances

Ballet in one act

Cast

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

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

Events

2020. February 15., Sat, 19:00
2020. February 18., Tue, 20:00
2020. February 19., Wed, 20:00
2020. February 20., Thu, 20:00
2020. February 21., Fri, 20:00
2020. February 23., Sun, 19:00