Johan Inger / Maurice Ravel / Arvo Pärt

Walking Mad

Ballet in one act


A wall, 3 female and 6 male dancers, and Ravel's Bolero. This is the base of Swedish choreographer Johan Inger's one-act ballet, which he originally created for the Netherlands Dans Theatre in 2001.
The minimalist space takes newer and newer shapes for the ever intensifying music, and newer and newer characters appear in it, in more and more mad situations and states. 

"The famous Bolero from Ravel with its sexual, almost kitschy history was the trigger point to make my own version. I quickly decided that it was going to be about relationships in different forms and circumstances. I came up with the idea of a wall that could transform the space during this minimalistic music and create small pockets of space and situations. Walking Mad is a journey in which we encounter our fears, our longings and the lightness of being.
»Our biggest blessings come to us by way of madness« - said Socrates."

Johan Inger

General cast

1st girl
Anna Krupp / Ágnes Kelemen
2nd girl
Lea Földi / Rita Hangya
3rd boy
Karina Sarkissova / Cristina Balaban
1st boy
Dmitry Timofeev / Gaetano Cottonaro
2nd boy
Kristóf Morvai / Balázs Krajczár
3rd boy
Miklós Dávid Kerényi / Ricardo Vila M.
4th boy
Gergely Leblanc / Boris Myasnikov
5th boy
Dénes Darab / Iurii Kekalo
6th boy
András Rónai / Balázs Majoros


Johan Inger
Maurice Ravel / Arvo Pärt
Set and costume designer
Johan Inger
Lighting designer
Erik Berglund
Carl Inger
Coach and staging ballet master
Yvan Dubreuil
Ballet Masters
Angéla Kövessy / György Szirb

Sept. 19, 2015


Walking Mad