Quadruple Bill

Angels and Demons

Kylián / Petit / Béjart
Quadruple Bill

Angels and Demons

Kylián / Petit / Béjart
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Repertory
Angels and Demons
Thu 23. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Sat 25. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Wed 29. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Thu 30. Dec
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Sun 2. Jan / aft
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Sun 2. Jan / eve
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Thu 6. Jan
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Angels and Demons
Fri 7. Jan
Opernhaus
Further dates
Angels and Demons
Musical Direction
Mikhail Agrest / Wolfgang Heinz, Staatstorchester Stuttgart
Falling Angels
Choreography
Jiří Kylián
Music
Steve Reich
Costumes
Joke Visser
Stage and Lighting Concept
Jiří Kylián
Lighting Design
Joop Caboort
World Premiere
23. November 1989, Nederlands Dans Theater, Den Haag
Petite Mort (Stuttgart Premiere)
Choreography, Stage and Lighting Concept
Jiří Kylián
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Costumes
Joke Visser
Lighting
Joop Caboort
World Premiere
23. August 1991, Nederlands Dans Theater
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Stuttgart Premiere)
Choreography
Roland Petit
Music
Johann Sebastian Bach
Libretto
Jean Cocteau
Stage
Georges Wakhévitch
Costumes
Karinska
Lighting
Jean-Michel Désiré
World Premiere
25. Juni 1946, Ballets des Champs Elysées
Bolero
Choreography
Maurice Béjart
Music
Maurice Ravel
Lighting
John van der Heyden
World Premiere
10. Januar 1961, Ballet du XXe Siècle
The quadruple bill ANGELS AND DEMONS opens with Jiří Kylián’s Falling Angels. Set to Steve Reich’s intense and driving percussion, this compelling piece for an all-female cast is a study about discipline and freedom, about belonging and the wish for independence, about performers and the art of performing. Falling Angels segues directly into Kylián’s Petite Mort, one of the Czech choreographer’s most mesmerizing works. Six couples dance literally on sword’s edge to excerpts from Wolfgang A. Mozart’s first and second piano concertos. Haunting images sear themselves into the viewer’s mind and memory as Kylian explores the moment when ecstasy and passion bring us closest to death, humanity’s constant companion.

Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et La Mort is based on a libretto by Jean Cocteau and tells the story of a young artist who is seduced by death in the guise of an alluring woman to willingly lay his head in the noose and take his own life.

A true climax – metaphorically and literally – is the evening’s closing piece, Maurice Béjart’s Bolero, set to the eponymous and well-known music by Maurice Ravel. This hypnotic ballet interprets the human climax like no other and leaves audiences and performers alike ecstatic.