Triple Bill

Creations IV – VI

Lee / Stiens / Schläpfer
Triple Bill

Creations IV – VI

Lee / Stiens / Schläpfer
2 hours and 45 minutes, 2 breaks
Naiad
Choreography
Douglas Lee
Music
Joby Talbot "Algal Bloom", Nicolas Sávva "Corallina" (Auftragskomposition)
Stage
Eva Adler
Costumes
Douglas Lee, Eva Adler
Lighting
Sakis Birbilis
Messenger
Choreography, Stage and Costumes
Louis Stiens
Music
Ondřej Adámek "Follow me"
Lighting
Tanja Rühl
Taiyō to Tsuki
Choreography
Martin Schläpfer
Music
Franz Schubert "3. Sinfonie D-Dur", Toshio Hosokawa "Ferne Landschaft III: Seascapes of Fukuyama"
Stage and Costumes
Florian Etti
Lighting
Thomas Diek
For the triple bill titled CREATIONS IV – VI, Artistic Director Tamas Detrich has commissioned world premieres from Douglas Lee, Louis Stiens and Martin Schläpfer, three choreographers from three different generations, each of whom the description “contemporary” most aptly fits.

Douglas Lee, former Principal Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet, created eleven works for the company from 1999 to 2011 before pursuing a successful career as a free-lance choreographer for companies such as Nederlands Dans Theatre, Zurich Ballet, the Norwegian National Ballet and the Perm Opera Ballet Theatre. Known for his highly aesthetic, futuristic creations which utilized the physical capabilities of his dancers to the utmost, Lee returns to his artistic roots upon the invitation of Tamas Detrich.

Louis Stiens, Demi-Soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, is creating his first world premiere for the Opera House stage following three successful creations for the smaller Play House. He is – in the most positive sense – an entirely unpredictable choreographer. With his finger on the pulse of his under-30 generation, his choreography is adventurous and raw and defies characterisation in terms of musical choice, movement vocabulary or the stage designs in which his works take place.

The evening will close with a world premiere by the highly acclaimed Swiss choreographer Martin Schläpfer, currently Artistic Director of the Ballett am Rhein. For his creation Schläpfer, known for his distinctive, deeply human and highly musical choreographies, will use Franz Schubert’s Third Symphony juxtaposed with Toshio Hosokawa’s Ferne Landschaft III, “Seascapes of Fukuyama”. Schläpfer intends a work for 19 dancers. Speaking of his choice of Schubert’s music, Schläpfer has said: “I hear and experience Schubert ‘s music as a contemporary choreographer. Just as I consider the pertinent question to be not whether the use of pointe shoes is contemporary, but only whether the choreographer using them is.”
Naiad
Chr.: Douglas Lee
Dancers: Elisa Badenes, Matteo Miccini
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Naiad
Chr.: Douglas Lee
Dancer:Sinéad Brodd
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Naiad
Chr.: Douglas Lee
Dancers: Agnes Su, Flemming Puthenpurayil, Matteo Miccini, Alessandro Giaquinto, Fabio Adorisio
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Messenger
Chr.: Louis Stiens
Dancers: Fabio Adorisio, Riccardo Ferlito, Shaked Heller, Henrik Erikson
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Messenger
Chr.: Louis Stiens
Dancers: Shaked Heller
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Messenger
Chr.: Louis Stiens
Dancers: Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Taiyō to Tsuki
Chr.: Martin Schläpfer
Dancers:Friedemann Vogel
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Taiyō to Tsuki
Chr.: Martin Schläpfer
Dancers: Timoor Afshar, Daniele Silingardi, Marino Semenzato
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Taiyō to Tsuki
Chr.: Martin Schläpfer
Dancers: Miriam Kacerova, Roman Novitzky
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Douglas Lee rehearsing Naiad
Photo Roman Novitzky
Agnes Su rehearsing Naiad
Photo Roman Novitzky
Elisa Badenes rehearsing Naiad
Photo Roman Novitzky
Louis Stiens and Flemming Puthenpurayil rehearsing Messenger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Flemming Puthenpurayil, Shaked Heller, Jason Reilly and Louis Stiens rehearsing Messenger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Jason Reilly and Shaked Heller rehearsing Messenger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Martin Schläpfer, Timoor Afshar, Alexander Smith, Martino Semenzato and Daniele Silingardi rehearsing Taiyō to Tsuki
Photo Roman Novitzky
Martin Schläpfer and Christopher Kunzelmann rehearsing Taiyō to Tsuki
Photo Roman Novitzky
Martin Schläpfer rehearsing Taiyō to Tsuki
Photo Roman Novitzky

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Ballet by John Neumeier after Alexandre Dumas fils
Quadruple Bill

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Kylián / Petit / Béjart
Mixed repertory evening

Response II

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