Broken Wings

English National Ballet presents Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s critically acclaimed Broken Wings, featuring Tamara Rojo in the role of Frida Kahlo alongside legendary ballet star Irek Mukhamedov as Diego Rivera. The music, by Peter Salem, the show is performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Iconic painter Frida Kahlo is the heroine of this vibrant ballet full […]

Valley

What is more indispensable, more immediate, what is more inseparable of us than our body? We are our body and exist through it. Everything we do develops on the limits of our body, through skin and touch. The body is our way of communicating with the world, our opportunity to connect with the others. The […]

Last Work

“You could endlessly debate the symbolism here […] Whatever its meaning […] the piece is breathtaking for the extraordinary dancing by the Batsheva dancers, and the way Mr. Naharin can evoke states of pleasure, pain, madness and a kind of animality — a sheer state of being in the body — through his movement” (Roslyn […]

Bound To

The curtain rises on Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet, Bound To©, to reveal the dancers mesmerized by their cellphones. For viewers the moment of recognition is instantaneous—we are bound to technology. In this ballet, Wheeldon comments on what happens to us when we’re tucked behind our screens. “It’s a false sense of safety because you’re not […]

Shift | Cacti

During spring of 2020, the world was paralysed by the corona pandemic and theatres all over the world were forced to close. Performances were cancelled and ballet companies worldwide were faced with a dilemma. No more audience and challenges were abundant. What could be done?At the end of May, choreographer Alexander Ekman was contracted by […]

In and Out

Following the recent programme Hans van Manen Variations, Dutch National Ballet presents another ballet from Hans van Manen’s treasury: In and Out. The choreography danced by the twelve dancers of the Junior Company. The Junior Company danced In and Out for the first time on 7 March 2020 in Theater De Meervaart, Amsterdam. The latest generation of Junior Company […]

Story / Time

Founded as a multicultural ensemble in 1982, the company was born of an eleven-year artistic collaboration between Bill T. Jones and the late Arnie Zane (1948-1988), appearing multiple times at the Pillow since its debut engagement in 1989. The company has also spent creative time at the Pillow, developing part of Last Supper at Uncle […]

Sadko

The Time Has Come Premiere of Sadko at the Bolshoi Theatre took place on 24 October 1906. Since then, it almost permanently remained in the repertoire (with an exception in the period from 1938 to 1949) right up until the last decades of XX Century. Reasons for that are obvious. Opera was perfect for the […]

Car-Men

Choreographer Jiři Kylián and director Boris Paval Conen made the film on location at coal mine int the Czech Republic, where Kylián choreographed the piece for four dancers on the spot. The Dutch composer Han Otten arranged Bizet’s original score and olso integrated additional music specially composed for the film. The trial of strength between […]

Dancing at Dusk

A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring A beach of white sand. The light bleaching from the sky. A girl lying on a red cloth. An eerie bassoon piercing the silence. This is the way in which audiences get their first glimpse of a remarkable collaboration between the Pina Bausch Foundation, École des […]

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