Pastor dances with Shakespeare in large-scale dance spectacle

The Tempest

World premiere

Het Nationale Ballet, Krzysztof Pastor

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Magic is in the air in this world premiere by the Dutch National Ballet. Resident choreographer Krzysztof Pastor has created a new, large-scale evening programme inspired by Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, which tells the story of the Duke Prospero who employs his magical powers to unleash a powerful storm and wreak his revenge on those who had exiled him. After Sheherazadein 2009, Pastor renews his collaboration with the Iranian-American photographer, film maker and video artist Shirin Neshat. The score is a mix of traditional music and compositions by baroque composer Henry Purcell and Shakespeare’s contemporary Thomas Tallis.

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