Four great composers and four masters of choreography come together for this mixed repertory evening, and in all cases the dance is totally dedicated to the music. Each in his turn, John Cranko in 1965, Jiří Kylián in 1981, Uwe Scholz in 1991 and William Forsythe in 1996, demonstrates his reverence for the orchestral work and its creator, each in his own very different way, but always with great attention to the music.
Three ballets were created for the Stuttgart Ballet. The outstanding abilities of the dancers were - for Cranko as well as decades later for Kylián and Scholz - a significant impulse for choreographies made in Stuttgart, conquering the world. Also rich in technical challenges is William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude which was taken into the Stuttgart Ballet's repertory five years after its world premiere in Frankfurt.