Falling angels, ballet triptych

Ballet of the Maribor Slovenian National Theatre
Choreographers: Alexander Ekman, Edward Clug, Jiři Kylián

HIGHLIGHTS of 68th Ljubljana Festival
13. July 2020
9.00 pm
Congress Square
35€, 29€, 25€, 19€
The alternative date in case of bad weather is 14th of July. The definitive date will be decided on a day of the event and announced online at ljubljanafestival.si.

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Choreography, video, costume design, scenario: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson
Staging: Fernando Troya
Lighting design: Tom Visser
Assistant choreographer SNG Maribor: Sergiu Moga
Stage manager: Matjaž Marin
Cast: Klavdija Stanišič (Woman in Red), Catarina de Meneses, Olesja Hartmann Marin, Asami Nakašima, Tetiana Svetlična, Vanja Vitman, Hristina Stojčeva, Ines Petek, Satomi Netsu, Sytze Jan Luske, Filip Jurič, Yuya Omaki, Alexandru Pilca, Mircea Golescu, Ionut Dinita, Jan Trninič, Matteo Magalotti, Davide Buffone

Choreography, set design, costume design: Edward Clug
Music: Milko Lazar: Piano and Drums
                    Justin Hurwitz & Tim Simonec: Dismissed; Drum & Drone
Staging: Aya Misaki
Lighting design: Tom Visser
Staging manager, assistant choreographer SNG Maribor: Matjaž Marin
Cast: Catarina de Meneses, Tijuana Križman Hudernik, Asami Nakašima, Ema Perić, Ionut Dinita, Yuya Omaki, Filip Jurič,
Jan Trninič, Matteo Magalotti

Choreography, concept, light design: Jiři Kylián
Music: Steve Reich: Drumming I.
Staging: Roslyn Anderson
Music production: Michael de Roo
Costume design: Joke Visser
Lighting design realisation: Joop Caboort
Technical director for set and lighting: Joost Biegelaar
Assistant choreographer SNG Maribor: Sergiu Moga
Staging manager: Matjaž Marin
Cast: Catarina de Meneses, Tijuana Križman Hudernik, Evgenija Koškina, Asami Nakašima, Olesja Hartmann Marin, Mirjana Šrot, Ema Perič, Satomi Netsu
Percussion: Tajana Novak, Antonio Hojsak, Vid Ušeničnik

All three of these contemporary ballet pieces are externally playful, yet the internal mechanism that drives them is sophisticated and functions with almost military precision. The challenge faced by the dancers when performing these virtuoso pieces demands a breathtaking level of synchronised cooperation that creates the sensation of a light and attractive game. All three pieces, created in different eras, were originally commissioned by the Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT).
One of the most interesting choreographers of his generation, Swedish trailblazer Alexander Ekman likes to explore existential questions that are symptomatic of contemporary human life. Left Right Left Right is thus a unique study of human movement imbued with a refined irony. A similar impression is created by Edward Clug’s Handman, a piece notable for its humorous innovativeness and detailed honing of the entire constellation of movement that earned him a nomination for the prestigious Prix Benois de la Danse in 2017. Jiří Kylián’s piece Falling Angels uses minimalist music by Steve Reich, created on the basis of the composer’s own impressions of ritual music from Ghana.

Ballet is performed in English.

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