video on demand
July 9th, 18:00 h (CET) to July 12th, 22:00 h (CET)
John Cranko’s Initials R.B.M.E. is well known and beloved in Stuttgart but rarely seen elsewhere. A true gem of the repertory, Cranko created this symphonic ballet in 1972 as an homage to four of his main dancers and muses - Richard Cragun, Birgit Keil, Marcia Haydée and Egon Madsen – capitalizing on the unique talents of each of them. Set to Johannes Brahms sweeping Second Piano Concerto this seemingly abstract ballet revolves around the themes of friendship and humanity. Cranko’s apparently never-ending choreographic ingenuity is on full display whilst technically challenging the entire cast in this large-scale work for the whole company. A rare treat for all lovers of John Cranko’s work!