Caroline Cavallo and Mads Blangstrup in 'Le Bras de Mer'
Photo: Martin Mydtskov Rønne
Three Modern Works
Choreographers: Twyla Tharp, Petr Zuska and Nils Christe
Opera House | Takkelloftet
29 | 30 September
1 | 2* | 4 | 5 October 2005
*2 performances on this date
Mature choreographers - modern ballets
The Royal Danish Ballet presents it's first staging of a ballet by the innovative, provocative American choreographer Twyla Tharp. In The Fugue, music has been replaced by the steps, pulse and sheer presence of the dancers. The floor of the stage has been especially electrically adapted so that the dancers' bodies can set the rhytm and their feet can set the beat. The dance itself tells the tale, so to speak. There are no filters, no frills.
The Fugue is accompanied by a performance of Le Bras de Mer by the up-and-coming Czech choreographer Petr Zuska, whose dynamic, graceful ballets have made his name known throughout Europe. Finally, there is the new production of a work by Dutch choreographer Nils Christe, who created Quartet 1 for the Royal Danish Ballet.
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Original light design: Jennifer Tipton
Costumes: Kermit Love
Instructor: Shelley Washington
Tina Højlund, Diana Cuni, Lesley Culver or
Haley Henderson, Kizzy Culver, Elisabeth Dam
Le Bras de Mer
Choreographyi: Petr Zuska
Instructor: Vaclav Janecek
Music: Yann Tiersens Le phare
Costumes: Roman Solc
Caroline Cavallo and Mads Blangstrup or
Silja Schandorf and Jean-Lucien Massot
Choreography: Nils Christe
Music: Phillip Glass String Quartet No. 5
Costumes: Annegien Sneep
Silja Schandorff, Mogens Boesen, Rose Gad, Peter Bo Bendixen or
Caroline Cavallo, Mads Blangstrup, Gudrun Bojesen, Erling Eliasson.