Three generations, three premieres

Van Manen, Forsythe, Arqués

Dutch National Ballet

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Three generations of choreographers, two acclaimed works by the great masters William Forsythe and Hans van Manen, and one world premiere of Young Creative Associate Juanjo Arqués. This programme contains three choreographies never seen before at Dutch National Ballet. Van Manen’s Kleines Requiem (1993) is a dark and mysterious choreography on the third and fourth movement of Górecki's Kleines Requiem für eine Polka. Forsythe’s Pas/ Parts (1999) is one of the last large-scale ballets he created in Paris - remarkable for its white lighting and Thom Willems’ electronic music. Tanz Magazine proclaimed Arqués as the most promising choreographer of 2017. For Ignite he was inspired by William Turner's painting The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons. Just like Turner, Arqués tells a story by addressing the senses. Music becomes a canvas for choreography.

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