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  • Mozart: Birthday – Nederlands Dans Theater Celebrates Jiri Kylian

    Mozart: Birthday – Nederlands Dans Theater Celebrates Jiri Kylian

    Catch 1’25”, 1’56”-2’56”, and 2’14”. Love how her body reacts to the rolling pin! Brilliant. Just brilliant!

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  • Mémoires d’Oubliettes Jirí Kylián Nederlands Dans Theater I

    Mémoires d’Oubliettes Jirí Kylián Nederlands Dans Theater I

    Memories d’Oubliettes, Forgotten Memories, is Kylian’s last piece as resident choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, having created more than 100 works during his tenure. Performed by Theater 1 during its 50th Anniversary Tour, Memoires d’Oubliettes gives us what we’ve come to expect over the years from Kylian in its highly unusual, very creative, unexpected choreography. Did it bring back wonderful memories of other works? Absolutely? Was it skillfully executed. Certainly from my perspective it was. However, for all its ingenuousness, […]

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  • Jiri Kylian’s Black and White – Performed by the Boston Ballet

    Jiri Kylian’s Black and White – Performed by the Boston Ballet

    Jiri Kylian’s Black and White ballets are actually five pieces that were choreographed between 1986 and 1991. No More Play, Petite Mort, Sarabande, Falling Angels, and Sechs Tanze. When the Boston Ballet performed the Black and White ballets in 2009 to popular acclaim, it was the first company other than Nederlands Dans Theater to do so. Here you see excerpts from each. You might say that each ballet gives you a mental and emotional framework to work within. Then it’s […]

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  • Symphony in D (Excerpt) – Jiri Kylian – Nederlands Dans Theater

    Symphony in D (Excerpt) – Jiri Kylian – Nederlands Dans Theater

    A beautifully creative modern ballet choreographed by Jiri Kylian and set to Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 101 and 73… You will laugh. You will love. You will delight…in the humor, the spirit, the style, and in the treasure we’ve been given with Symphony in D. And please watch the sequence starting at 1’ 22”. Oh, what a giggle…among many! If you’re a fan of Jiri Kylian, you’ll surely want to share this with his other folllowers.

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  • Jiri Kylian – “Falling Angels”

    Jiri Kylian – “Falling Angels”

    Eight women advance downstage and assume their positions as squares of light appear in order to define each dancer’s space. You sense the power of these women in their precise, clearly “annunciated” movements. The piece continues as the tempo of the rhythmic drumming increases. Much of the choreography includes dynamic change in torso, leg, and arm positions but without floor space being covered. The musical creativity in this work is unquestioned! Premiered in 1988… If you enjoy the eclectic choreography […]

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  • Nederlands Dans Theater II – Jiri Kylian

    Nederlands Dans Theater II – Jiri Kylian

    Jiri Kylian’s Gods and Dogs, Winner of the Zwaan (Swan) in 2009 and his 100th production for the Nederlands Dans Theatre… A somber piece on a darkened stage, Gods and Dogs has a disturbing feel to it, almost one of anguish. The beauty of this work is breathtaking, however. Set to Beethoven’s String Quartet, Opus 18 No 1, the sound alone will grip you, making you beg that it never ends. Gods and Dogs begins with an image of a […]

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  • Netherlands Dance Theatre: Jiri Kylian’s Stamping Ground

    Netherlands Dance Theatre: Jiri Kylian’s Stamping Ground

    Much of indigenous Australian dance is based on animal movements which is the inspiration for Kylian’s Stamping Ground. Kylian seeks to understand the relationship between modern ballet and the Aboriginal dance which is characterized by stamping. The dancers in Stamping Ground establish relationships with one another as they choose. They act and react to one another’s movements. Are the dancers supposedly particular animals…or just mimicking animal movements? Some don’t consider this to be one of Kylian’s better pieces. Unusual choreography. […]

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