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TH 03.12.2020, 7.30 PM

Dawson | McGregor

Choreographies by David Dawson and Wayne McGregor

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The Four Seasons

Ballet by David Dawson
Music by Max Richter after Antonio Vivaldi

Dawson’s ballets are highly complex and interconnected intellectual interpenetration with the aesthetic-emotional expression of dance. His ballet »The Four Seasons« is based upon Max Richter’s new composition of Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque original and inspired Dawson, born out of profoundly human feelings, to create a piece about the cycle of life: »I always associate the change of the seasons with the journey of life ― from birth to death, beginning and end, and everything human in between: joy, love, fear, and loss.« The choreography appears as a journey that is held within a space assigned to each of the four elements. The focus is always on the human being, suspended in a state of constant movement, creating timeless moments within the ever changing dimensions of perception, energy and possibility – between life and death, always knowing and never knowing.

Chroma

Choreography by Wayne McGregor
Music by Joby Talbot and Jack White III

British choreographer Wayne McGregor in the recent decades has created some highly intellectual and visually ravishing dance works whose elaborated concepts were enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike. In his ballet »Chroma« he explores the »environment for a new choreography where the grammar and articulation of the human body is made crystal clear, graphic and unmediated,« as he himself describes it. The music of Joby Talbot, newly composed, and supplemented by his arrangements of the American rock band The White Stripes, is combined with a clear, luminous stage set designed by the minimalist architect John Pawson. »Chroma«, inventive and full of energy, was premiered at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2006.

The Four Seasons

  • Choreography: David Dawson
  • Set Design: Eno Henze
  • Costumes: Yumiko Takeshima
  • Light design: Bert Dalhuysen
  • Staging: Raphaël Coumes-Marquet, Rebecca Gladstone

Chroma

  • Choreography: Wayne McGregor
  • Set Design: John Pawson
  • Costumes: Moritz Junge
  • Light design: Lucy Carter
  • Staging: Antoine Vereecken

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