Triple Bill

Pure Bliss

Inger
Triple Bill

Pure Bliss

Inger
Bliss (Company Premiere)
Out of Breath
Aurora's Nap (World Premiere)
The new triple bill PURE BLISS takes its title from the company premiere of Johan Inger’s Bliss. For this large-scale ensemble piece, the Swedish choreographer uses the legendary "Köln Concert" by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett; music that many consider to be the epitome of virtuoso improvisation. Rather than translating the music one-to-one into movement, it is the feeling of Jarrett's iconic music – free, soaring and ecstatic - that Inger translates into sublime dance, sending not only listeners, but audience members into a state of bliss.

PURE BLISS could just as easily be called "An Evening with Johan Inger," as all three pieces are by this extremely versatile choreographer. The second piece of the evening is the revival of his Out of Breath, a stirring piece that explores the fine line between life and death. In this intense chamber piece, six dancers literally run into, against and over a large wall, trying to overcome it, scale it or hurl themselves off it. These searing emotional images are underpinned by the - in more ways than one - breathtaking music of Jakob Ter Veldhuis and Félix Lajkó.

The evening concludes with a world premiere by Inger. For his first work for the Stuttgart Ballet, Inger plans a one-act comedy based on the famous classical ballet The Sleeping Beauty. This collaboration between Inger - whose roots lie in classical ballet as well as contemporary dance - and the dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet - who are known for their openness, versatility and passionate commitment to choreographers - is sure to be a fruitful one.

Anna Osadcenko and Johan Inger in rehearsals for "Aurora´s Nap" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Johan Inger in rehearsals for "Aurora´s Nap" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
The ensemble in rehearsals for "Aurora´s Nap" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Shaked Heller and Clemens Fröhlich in rehearsals for "Aurora´s Nap" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Johan Inger, Rocio Aleman and the ensemble in rehearsals for "Aurora´s Nap" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Fabio Adorisio and Matteo Miccini in rehearsals for "Bliss" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Vittoria Girelli and Matteo Miccini in rehearsals for "Bliss" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Angelina Zuccarini, Miriam Kacerova, Vittoria Girelli and Timoor Afshar in rehearsals for "Bliss" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Vittoria Girelli and Alessandro Giaquinto in rehearsals for "Bliss" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Fabio Adorisio in rehearsals for "Bliss" Ch: Johan Inger
Photo Roman Novitzky
Bliss
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Mackenzie Brown, Matteo Miccini
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Bliss
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Bliss
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Vittoria Girelli, Alessandro Giquinto
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Out of Breath
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Agnes Su, Shaked Heller
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Out of Breath
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Elisa Badenes, Shaked Heller
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Out of Breath
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Elisa Badenes, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Aurora’s Nap
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Aurora’s Nap
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Agnes Su, Friedemann Vogel
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Aurora’s Nap
Chr: Johan Inger
Dancer: Angelina Zuccarini, Agnes Su, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett

Further productions this season

Triple Bill

Pure Bliss

Inger

Onegin

Ballet by John Cranko after Alexander Puschkin
Triple Bill

Creations VII - IX

Girelli / Novitzky / Stiens and Heller