Manuscripts of the Masters ballet

29.04.2022 - 02.06.2022

An exclusive evening of neoclassical ballet that is a celebration of the human body.

An exclusive Slovak premiere of choreographic masterpieces by greats such as William Forsythe, who has shaped the aesthetics of world ballet for more than two decades, and Jerome Robbins, whose works are characterised by the intersection of ballet and musical theatre. Four choreographies by composers whose names resonate in the world’s most prestigious companies.

The evening, entitled Manuscripts of the Masters, presents the Slovak premiere of stage works that represent the work of four of the world’s great choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries – Edwaard Liang, Craig Davidson, William Forsythe and Jerome Robbins. Each has a distinctive and unique movement vocabulary, a different perception of the dancer’s body, and an individual approach to working dance technique into a choreographic text. The four one-movement dance compositions are united by their technical difficulty, accentuation of movement aesthetics and poetics, which is reflected especially in the harmony of the dance and the musical subject matter. The ambition of the programme is to enrich the repertoire with works of world modern ballet, which, although a great challenge for the performers, are a tempting treat for the audience.

Dramaturgy Kristián Kohút
Production Matúš Benža, Katarína Kandríková

Choreography by William Forsythe
Music Franz Schubert
Set and lighting design William Forsythe
Costume design Stephen Galloway
Staging by Kathryn Bennetts
Lights – supervision Tanja Rühl

Choreography by Edwaard Liang
Music by Ezio Bosso
Set and costumes by Edwaard Liang
Lighting Design Lisa J. Pinkham
Lighting Design – Supervision Robert Eisenstein
Staging by Andres Estevez
Violin – solo Lucia Harvanova, Vladimir Harvan

Choreography by Craig Davidson
Music by Nicholas Thayer
Scene Craig Davidson
Costumes Alana Sargent
Lighting Design Martin Gebhardt
Assistant Stage Manager Alice White

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Frédéric Chopin, orchestration by Clare Grundman
Set Saul Steinberg
Costumes Irene Sharaff
Costume design by Holly Hynes
Lighting Design Jennifer Tipton
Lights – Supervision Robert Eisenstein
Staging by Kipling Houston
Piano – solo Ladislav Fančovič, Edita Turian
Choreography by Jerome Robbins is presented with the permission of The Robbins Rights Trust

Dates of performances:
Friday, April 29, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
Saturday 30 April 2022 7:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
Saturday 21 May 2022 7:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
Thursday 2 June 2022 7:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.

Start time: 19:00 h
Admission: 17 – 37 €

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Bratislava, Slovensko


17 - 37 EUR

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