Choreography by Nacho Duato
Choreography by Ohad Naharin
Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Fear, vulnerability, passion – the dark extremes of human emotions dominate the three works of the ballet program “Duato | Kylian | Naharin”. While “Castrati” by Nacho Duato revolves around the fear of an aspiring singer before castration, Jiří Kylián’s “Petite Mort” deals with the aggressive as well as the vulnerable sides of sexuality. “Secus” is an abstract work by Ohad Naharin, based on power, extremes and raw meat.
Music by Vivaldi and Jenkins is the basis for Nacho Duato’s contribution to this ballet evening. However, the focus of “Castrati” lies on the dark side of the castrati era. Jiří Kylián’s piece equally revolves around the genital – since the French term “petite mort” describes nothing else but the sexual highpoint. The music is by Mozart. And for the very first time Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin will work with the Staatsballett.
Choreographer Justin Peck discusses his new take on Aaron Copland’s famous Rodeo, while Justin’s long time collaborator, Soloist Taylor Stanley, talks about how Justin is challenging the Company’s male dancers in surprising new ways.
The Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, is open to young dancers of all nationalities aged 15 to 18 who are not yet professionals.
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Following last year’s unprecedented collaboration for the first World Ballet Day LIVE, five of the world’s leading ballet companies will once again stream 23 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage on Thursday, October 1. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet have partnered to provide viewers around the world with an inside look at professional ballet companies in the studio, on tour, and in performance. For more information, visit worldballetday.com.
Choreography: Young Soon Hue. Music: Double concerto for violon, cello and orchestra by Philip Glass.
Watch the exclusive trailer for A Ballerina’s Tale, the new documentary film about Copeland’s rise to fame.