T. Malandain / A. Ekman / C. W. Gluck / F. J. Haydn / L. van Beethoven / F. Schubert

Crème brûlée - ONLINE premiere

contemporary ballet 16 premiere

Ballet evening in two parts


Gluck, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert … Four influential composers meet through choreographies created to their music in this programme for fans of classical music and ballet. Thierry Malandain’s Don Juan with music by Gluck is presented in Hungary for the first time, in the second part of the programme, the recording of the 2020 Hungarian premiere of Cacti by Alexander Ekman can be seen. The recording of Cacti was made on 11 September 2020 at Eiffel Art Studio’s Bánffy Stage as part of the ballet evening Cactuses.

Thierry Malandain / Christoph Willibald Gluck

Don Juan

Don Juan: a modern treatment of an old subject: the man living in the golden age of Spain, that is, the 16th century, whose aim was to seduce every woman he found. Also considered a character in the commedia dell’arte, he is a freethinker and melancholy philanderer who was so relentless at pursuing his quarry that his name became synonymous with the word “womaniser”. And there’s something about this achievement, one has to admit, to admire. “I like the idea of having a character who is seeking the archetypal “Woman” herself in women. Or perhaps he is seeking himself. For me, he is a mystical figure, who instead of finding satisfaction in what is special and certain, always needs more and then even more. He is a man of action who lives off of those moments he spends beside the bodies of others,” stated choreographer Thierry Malandain. Don Juan is his first collaboration with the Hungarian National Ballet.

Thierry Malandain is represented by Stepping Grounds Arts/Culture Management. www.steppinggrounds.com

Alexander Ekman / Franz Joseph Haydn / Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Schubert



Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage