Classical ballet evening in two parts
Limitless. Four classical ballets that push the boundaries of achievability. That demand superhuman performance and virtuosic technical skill from the dancers. George Balanchine’s choreographies Theme & Variations and Sylvia Pas de Deux feature the graceful elegance of classical ballet. William Forsythe’s piece The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude was intended as a true homage to the technique of classical technique. Harald Lander’s one-act Études, on the other hand, is literally about technique and how it is practised and mastered. A programme that shows what the human body is capable of is practically limitless.
Sylvia Pas de Deux
Theme & Variations
“The company of the Hungarian National Ballet performed the Neoclassical challenge [that is represented by Theme and Variations] with dancerly grace. (…) The elegant set was designed by István Rózsa, the costumes by Nóra Rományi, and the lighting design was the work of the ballet director, Tamás Solymosi." (Ira Werbowsky, Der neue Merker)
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
"Agile, ethereal and precise." (Krisztina Horeczky, Tánckritika.hu)