9-19 Nov 2022
Tour, The Netherlands
2:10, incl. 2 intervals
Three generations of leading choreographers
‘See the music, hear the dance’. These winged words by George Balanchine, the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century, are masterfully expressed in Balanchine / Van Manen / Arqués. Three leading chorographers from different generations show how they make music ‘visible’, as it were. Alongside well-known masterpieces by Balanchine and Hans van Manen, this special touring programme includes a recent creation by the successful young choreographer Juanjo Arqués.
Photo: Marta Syrko
Choreography Juanjo Arqués*
Music John Adams
Frank Bridge Variations
Choreography Hans van Manen
Music Benjamin Britten
The Four Temperaments
Choreography George Balanchine
Music Paul Hindemith
Dutch Ballet Orchestra conducted by Fayçal Karoui
Piano (The Four Temperaments)
*Juanjo Arqués is represented by Stepping Grounds Arts/Culture Management
Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Dutch Ballet Orchestra’s mission is ‘to inspire movement in dance’. Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been the proud musical partner of Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. In every performance, the orchestra searches for inspiring synergy between music and dance, in order to give the audience a magical experience.
Phenomenal musicality, a masterly command of the space and a compelling choreographic development (The Four Temperaments)
Frank Bridge Variations is typically one of those pieces you'll never get tired of, no matter how many times you see it
Especially the canon form, in which the seven dancers pass on their movement vocabulary just a bit changed or they break out of the rows one after the other, makes MANOEUVRE a strong ballet.
Fascinating from start to finish (Frank Bridge Variations)