Following the great success of his premiere of "New World" at Ballett am Rhein, the young Canadian choreographer Robert Binet returns to this company: "Dark with Excessive Bright" is the title of his new piece, which will be premiered on May 20h as part of b.43 at Theater Duisburg. It is based on John Milton's legendary episode “Paradise Lost” about the fall of man. Robert Binet uses three works by the American composer Missy Mazzoli, who was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2019: Vespers, Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres and the title-giving piece Dark with Excessive Bright.
It is the third collaboration between Robert Binet and Mazzoli: In November 2019, the full-length ballet Orpheus Alive came on stage at the National Ballet of Canada to a new Missy Mazzoli score. The Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear.
Music by Stravinsky and Corigliano in new choreography by Stephan Thoss | Nationaltheater Mannheim
Music by Igor Stravinsky and John Corigliano forms the basis of the new double bill “Beschwörung – Le Sacre du Printemps” by Stephan Thoss, which premieres in Mannheim on April 30th.
Stravinsky’s milestone in ballet history “Le Sacre du Printemps” from 1913 is opposed to the percussion concerto Conjurer by the American composer John Corigliano from 2008 which unfolds rhythms of magical power. The soloist acts as a magician, who brings the other instruments to life by striking them – according to Corigliano. A delightful, intrinsic game that is also magically ignited in the choreography on stage. The Nationaltheater Orchestra plays under the direction of Jānis Liepiņš.
The Winter’s Tale | German premiere at Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier
On June 14th Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier presents the German premiere of The Winter’s Tale, Christopher Wheeldon’s dance version of the William Shakespeare’s play of the same name to a ballet score by Joby Talbot. The Winter’s Tale was co-produced by the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. It was premiered in London in 2014 and has been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics ever since.
The music will be played by Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg under the baton of Simon Hewett.
Peter Gregson & Cayetano Soto | World premiere at Gauthier Dance Company Stuttgart
On June 18th at Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart premieres four new adaptations of the classic ballet Swan Lake by four forward-thinking choreographers. Besides Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke and Hofesh Shechter is Cayetano Soto, whose version Efimero is choreographed to a new Peter Gregson score for string ensemble and electronics. The production Swan Lake runs through June 2020 at Stuttgart and will tour into the following season.