Hungarian National Ballet Budapest

16 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00

Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F

LOL - Trois Gnossiennes / 5 Tangos / Black Cake
Hudba:Erik Satie, Astor Piazzolla, Jules Massenet, Pietro Mascagni, Igor Stravinsky, Leoš Janáček, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Choreografie:Hans van Manen
Délka představení:1h 30 min.
Vstupenky od:150 Kč

With choreography based on remarkable music by Erik Satie, Trois Gnossiennespresents an unusual relationship. This double portrait painted with elaborate brush strokes combines images of trust, subordination and superiority, relativity and interdependence. The work was created by van Manen for the dancer Maria Aradi. 

5 Tangosis one of van Manen's best-known and most popular works combining outstanding music and dance to evoke a pulsing metropolis and a world of temperamental and passionate instincts. It would not be van Manen if the choreography were based merely on elements of the Latin temperament. It is said that the choreographer first heard Piazzolla's music at a social gathering and was so enchanted that he created a work with a clear structure – an emotional panorama. Jean-Paul Vroom's stage design evokes the atmosphere of films from the 1930s.

In Black Cake, van Manen shows his rarely used yet strong sense of humour by playfully raising the curtain concealing the backdrop of a dramatic shrine hidden from the audience. He juxtaposes the solemn and the profane, the ethereal and the fallible, and his virtuoso dancers stagger towards us holding a glass of Champagne. Mere mortals, they sometimes step out of their roles.

Choreograf

Hans van Manen

Hans van Manen began his career in Sonia Gaskell’s Ballet Recital company in 1951. In 1952, he joined the Nederlands Opera Ballet, where he produced his first ballet, Feestgericht(1957), for which he received the state award. Later, he was a member of Roland Petit's ensemble in Paris. In 1960, he joined the Nederlands Dans Theater as a dancer (until 1963) and a choreographer, and from 1961 to 1971 he also served as the artistic director. In 1973, he joined Het Nationale Ballet as a choreographer and producer before returning to NDT, where he worked as a resident choreographer in 1988-2003. His work with an unmistakable creative style now includes 150 choreographies that have been performed by 50 companies around the world. Hans van Manen has received many Dutch and foreign honours, including the Sonia Gaskell Award, the Deutscher Tanzpreis, the Erasmus Prize, the Prix Benois de la Danse and Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. 

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