Nederlands Dans Theater – Jiri Kylian – Tar and Feathers

Any work that directs your attention to a piano that stands center stage and at an exaggerated height above the stage floor, primes you to wonder exactly what you can expect from the choreography.

As it turns out, Tar and Feathers is about “What is the Word?, Samuel Beckett’s final poem before dying. In this poem Beckett looks at his past, his life, wondering about their meaning and if perhaps they were no more than mere foolishness.


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