21 october - 15 november
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Great hall
1:20, 0 breaks
Our dancers are back. And how! In Back to Ballet - contemporary, their resilience splashes off the stage. They dance as though they have never been gone. On the programme: MANOEUVRE, a brand-new ballet by Young Creative Associate Juanjo Arqués, and the intriguing Pas/Parts 2018 by groundbreaking choreographer William Forsythe.
Spanish choreographer Juanjo Arqués receives commissions from leading international companies and holds the position of Young Creative Associate at Dutch National Ballet. His MANOEUVRE has its world premiere in our Back to Ballet programme. For MANOEUVRE, Arqués uses John Adams' exceptional composition 'Shaker Loops' (Erasmus Prize 2019), in which the composer captured the motion of waves. This motion is also reflected in the s-shaped set designed by Tatyana van Walsum for this new work.
"It's mainly about dancers dancing," William Forsythe stated about Pas/Parts 2018, a work that had its well-received Dutch premiere at our company in June 2019. Forsythe is known as an innovator of classical ballet and originally created Pas/Parts for the Ballet of the Paris Opera in 1999. He has revised the work several times since, most recently in 2018 for the Boston Ballet - hence the addition tot the title.