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Jiri Kylian & The Nederlands Dans Theater: 'Svadebka' (Stravinsky); 'Symphony of Psalms' (Stravinsky); 'Torso' (Takemitsu) [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Les noces
>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony of Psalms
>Takemitsu, Toru : Various Work(s)
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Choreographer Jirí Kylián's work frequently manages to delve deeply into the mysteries of human existence, revealing its hidden aspects. His kinetic imagination vividly conjures up moods and situations of such intensity that the dance becomes an ideal medium for posing important existential questions and delving into social phenomena. This Blu-ray presents three early ballets by of one of the most important choreographers of our time. Stravinsky's Les Noces (Svadebka) pictures the ceremony of a traditional Russian country wedding. The music, with its fast pace and intricate rhythmic structures, presents the composer's greatest choreographic challenge. Jirí Kylián's ballet set to Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms captures the archaic power of the music. A post-'68 Czech exile, Jirí Kylián was moved to create Torso (Music: Tõru Takemitsu) by the plight of the Russian dancers Valery and Galina Panov, who found asylum in Israel. "Jirí Kylián has succeeded in imposing his unmistakable vision of contemporary ballet with the force of genius and grace." (Lifetime achievement award for Jirí Kylián, Venice Biennale 2008, 6th Int'l Festival of Contemporary Dance)

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 68 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Les noces
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1917-1923

>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony of Psalms
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1930/1948

>Takemitsu, Toru : Various Work(s)
  • Period Time: Contemporary