24.03.–12.05.2023 / Ballett

Short­cuts

Hans van Manen | Neshama Nashman | Bridget Breiner | Demis Volpi | Virginia Segarra Vidal | William Forsythe
Fri 12.05.2023
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:15
Ballett
78685848382819
Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo B
Content
Master choreographies meet contemporary creations.
SHORT CUT Hans van Manen
EINE KLEINE FRAU (World Premiere) Neshama Nashman
NORTH COUNTRY (World Premiere) Bridget Breiner
EBONY CONCERTO Demis Volpi
PARALLEL BODIES Virginia Segarra Vidal
ARTIFACT II William Forsythe
approx. 1 ¾ hours, one interval
For all from 14 upwards
Brevity is the soul of wit, as the saying goes. The full-length narrative ballets of this season are countered with “Shortcuts”, a programme that lives from the concise quality of the individual choreographies. Pieces, none of which lasts longer than 15 minutes and each of which is a self-contained work. Short and to the point, pointed and courageous.

Two classics from the 20th century are included: Hans van Manen's eponymous piece “Short Cut” (1999), an atmospherically dense and wonderfully touching work by the Dutch grand master, who once again gets to the point in just a few steps. And William Forsythe's “Artifact II” (1984), which dissects the ballet to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and frees it of all decorative elements until only the pure and the joy remain.

Elated by jazz music in New York, Stravinsky's preoccupation with this style culminates in his work "Ebony Concerto" for clarinet and big band. In 2015 Demis Volpi developed his interpretation for the Dortmund Ballet and created a pas de deux full of humour and timeless effervescence.

During the intermission, there will be an opportunity to experience Virginia Segarra Vidal's installative choreography "Parallel Bodies", which explores the relationship between space, body and sculpture.

New creations will also be premiered on this evening: Alongside the well-versed choreographic signature of Bridget Breiner, ballet director and head choreographer at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe, a work by the young choreographer Neshama Nashman will also be presented. Nashman has been a company member of the Ballett am Rhein since 2020/21 and since has demonstrated her choreographic talent projects such as “Step by Step”.
SHORT CUT
First performed on 27 January 1999, Nederlands Dans Theater, The Hague

A LITTLE WOMAN
World premiere

NORTH COUNTRY
World premiere

EBONY CONCERTO
World premiere on 15 February 2015, Ballett Dortmund

PARALLEL BODIES
World premiere on 26 February 2023, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg

ARTIFACT II
World premiere on 05 December 1984, Frankfurt Ballet, Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main
Choreographie
Musik
Jacob ter Veldhuis
Bühne und Kostüme
Licht
Choreographie
Musik
Alexander MacSween, Bohuslav Martinů
Choreographie
Musik
Pete Seeger, Hedy West, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia
Bühne / Kostüme
Choreographie
Musik
Igor Strawinsky
Kostüme
Choreographie und Konzept
Choreographie
Musik
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bühne & Kostüme & Licht
Music
SHORT CUT

Jacob ter Veldhuis
--

EINE KLEINE FRAU

Sounddesign: Alexander MacSween

Bohuslav Martinů, Cello Sonate Nr. 3, H. 340

Leonhard Cohen
„Happens to the heart”
--

NORTH COUNTRY

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash
„Girl from the North Country”
Hedy West
„500 Miles”
Ian & Sylvia
„Four Strong Winds (Live)”
Pete Seeger
„Turn, Turn, Turn”
---

EBONY CONCERTO

Igor Strawinsky
Ebony Concerto (1945)
--

ARTIFACT II

Johann Sebastian Bach
Chaconne in d-Moll

Eva Crossman-Hecht

Fur­ther Re­com­men­da­tions