Venekei M. / H. van Manen / Igor Stravinsky / A. Piazzolla

Tout Rouge – ONLINE PREMIER

contemporary ballet premiere

May 8., Saturday 20:00

Eiffel Art Studios

Ballet evening in two parts - ONLINE PREMIER

OPERA STREAM

Women innately find their own amorous nourishment like birds find seeds or fish. Driven by their instincts, they hover over lakes, river, seas and plains and then after complex swirling and circling manoeuvres, suddenly swoop down all at once and strike. At such times, their instincts and eyesight are both made marvellously evident. They very rarely miss, and it only infrequently occurs that the victim is stronger or more clever and able to slip out of their beaks like a tadpole from a gull’s bill. Then they squawk, just like a seagull, and soar upwards, hovering, circling, tirelessly and alertly.” Quoting this slightly ironic passage from Sándor Márai is Marianna Venekei, the choreographer of the new ballet Firebirds, based on the wonderful music of Igor Stravinsky.
Five Tangos is one of Hans van Manen’s best known and, deservedly, most popular works: superb music and dance combine to evoke a pulsing metropolis and a world of fiery and passionate instincts. Sometimes sultrily lethargic and other times set to accelerating tempos featuring virtuoso elements, this thrilling work plays with solo and group scenes to reveal the changing games of the individual and the community, the many faces and layers of love and attraction and a portrait of an era.

The recording was made on 11 September 2020 at Eiffel ArtStudio’s Bánffy Stage as part of the ballet evening Cactuses.

Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios
Date
May 8, 2021
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.

Marianna Venekei / Igor Stravinsky

Firebirds

“Women innately find their own amorous nourishment like birds find seeds or fish. Driven by their instincts, they hover over lakes, river, seas and plains and then after complex swirling and circling manoeuvres, suddenly swoop down all at once and strike. At such times, their instincts and eyesight are both made marvellously evident. They very rarely miss, and it only infrequently occurs that the victim is stronger or more clever and able to slip out of their beaks like a tadpole from a gull’s bill. Then they squawk, just like a seagull, and soar upwards, hovering, circling, tirelessly and alertly.” Quoting this slightly ironic passage from Sándor Márai is Marianna Venekei, the choreographer of the new ballet Firebirds, based on the wonderful music of Igor Stravinsky.


At the beginning of the preformance the quote from Sándor Márai’s Füves könyv is read by actor László Sinkó.


Choreographer
Marianna Venekei
Assistant choreographer
Ágnes Sárközy-Holler
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
Set designer
Éva Szendrényi
Costume designer
Kriszta Berzsenyi
Assistant to the set designer
Fruzsina Augusztinyi
Lighting designer
Balázs Csontos
Company répétiteur
Ágnes Sárközy-Holler Marianna Venekei

Hans van Manen / Astor Piazzolla

5 Tangos

Five Tangos is one of Hans van Manen’s best known and, deservedly, most popular works: superb music and dance combine to evoke a pulsing metropolis and a world of fiery and passionate instincts. Sometimes sultrily lethargic and other times set to accelerating tempos featuring virtuoso elements, this thrilling work plays with solo and group scenes to reveal the changing games of the individual and the community, the many faces and layers of love and attraction and a portrait of an era.

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 György Szirb

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