Harald Lander / Carl Czerny / Knudåge Riisager

Études


Ballet in one act

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Études is one of choreographer Harald Lander's most outstanding creations, one that he crafted for the Danish Royal Ballet in 1948. Beginning with the five positions of ballet and exercises beside the bare, it goes on to show certain parts of the rehearsal process, finally culminating in the grand finale of the completed Performance. 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.

CRITICS RESPOND:

“Both ballets are extreme compilations of vigorous ballet technique. Those ballets require virtuosity in bursts, often punctuating less onerous scènes d’action; these ballets require a lexicon of the toughest dance vocabulary, from start to finish….In particular, one must applaud the excellence of the ballet masters for the overall magnificence of the corps de ballet across both works.” (Graham Watts, Bachtrack)

In the 2019/20 season, Études ballet piece is performed as part of the Limitless production on the stage of Eiffel Arts Studios.



Credits

Choreographer
Harald Lander
Composer
Carl Czerny
Czerny’s music adapted for the ballet by
Knudåge Riisager
Artistic consultant
Lise Lander
Répétiteur
Johnny Eliasen
Company répétiteur
Edit Rujsz / Ildikó Pongor

Premiere
March 22, 2014

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