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Ballet show in two parts
The classics live on with us: this two-part production from the Hungarian National Ballet features one work from Harald Lander and another by George Balanchine, with the latter piece making its first appearance in Hungary.
Études is one of choreographer Harald Lander's most outstanding creations, one that he crafted for the Danish Royal Ballet in 1948. Études depicts the everyday work of ballet dancers in its full reality and grandeur: the beauty and aesthetics of classical ballet and the joy and thrill of Dance.
Although Tchaikovsky never intended his four orchestral suites to be used as ballet pieces, George Balanchine felt that they immediately suggest the idea of dance. The choreography Theme and Variations, now considered a classic, evokes the golden age of Russian ballet and celebrates its memory. The work, set in a ballroom, features solo and corps de ballet dances performed by a male and a female principal and the corps. True to its title, they faithfully follow all 12 variations explored in a single movement of one of Tchaikovsky's suites.

The production is being presented by the National Dance Theatre and will take place at Müpa Budapest.

Theme & Variations

Ballet in one act
Choreography by George Balanchine ˆ The George Balanchine Trust

General cast

Main female soloist
Elizaveta Cheprasova / Aliya Tanykpayeva / Lea Földi
Main male soloist
Gergely Leblanc / Zoltán Oláh / Gergő Ármin Balázsi


George Balanchine
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume designer
István Rózsa
Costume designer
Nóra Rományi
Lighting designer
Tamás Solymosi
John Clifford
Company répétiteurs
Mária Aradi / Marianna Venekei

Nov. 15, 2017


Classical ballet in one act

General cast

Minjung Kim / Karina Sarkissova / Alexandra Kozmér
First soloist
András Rónai / Gergő Ármin Balázsi / Ievgen Lagunov
Second soloist
Dmitry Timofeev / Gergely Leblanc / Zoltán Oláh


Harald Lander
Czerny’s music adapted for the ballet by
Knudåge Riisager
Artistic consultant
Lise Lander
Johnny Eliasen
Ballet Masters
Angéla Kövessy / Ildikó Pongor / György Szirb

March 22, 2014


2017. November 15., Wed, 19:00
2017. November 16., Thu, 19:00
2017. November 17., Fri, 19:00
2017. November 25., Sat, 11:00
2017. November 25., Sat, 19:00
2017. November 26., Sun, 11:00
2017. November 26., Sun, 19:00

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