One of a kind

Ballet by Jiří Kylián

One of a kind

Ballet by Jiří Kylián
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Revival
One of a kind
Fri 17. Mar
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Mon 20. Mar
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Sat 25. Mar
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Sun 26. Mar
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Wed 17. May
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Fri 19. May
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Thu 1. Jun
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Sat 3. Jun
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Sun 4. Jun / aft
Opernhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

One of a kind
Sun 4. Jun / eve
Opernhaus
Further dates
One of a kind
Choreography
Jiří Kylián
Music
Brett Dean, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, David Hykes, Frame-Cut-Frame, Benjamin Britten, Chiel Meijering, David Lumsdaine, John Cage
Stage
Atsushi Kitagawara
Costumes
Joke Visser
Lighting
Michael Simon, neu gestaltet von Kees Tjebbes
Sound
Dick Schuttel
World Premiere
6. Mai 1998, Nederlands Dans Theater
Stuttgart Premiere
22. Februar 2019
In 1968, John Cranko engaged the young Czech dancer Jiří Kylián as a member of the Stuttgart Ballet. Encouraged by Cranko, Kylián created his first choreographies in the Swabian metropolis. Since then, he has conquered and shaped the dance world with his unique style. Movements far from the classical ballet idiom, strong images and deep emotions characterize his works. Kylián explores what it means to be human and takes us to distant worlds that resonate within.

"How can an individual survive in a group of other individuals?" wondered Jiří Kylián when he created One of a Kind, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior for the 150th anniversary of the country's constitution. Inspired by the constitutional document, he choreographed an elegant Gesamtkunstwerk. The female protagonist moves from the auditorium onto the stage where she is torn between the desire for togetherness and self-realization. She struggles, is humbled, deals with herself and those around her with dignity, at times in harmony with her surroundings, at times in conflict. In solos, pas de deux and group scenes, surreal images emerge that let the viewer reflect on and dream of a world in which everyone is treated as equally as they are uniquely.

The sets by Japanese architect Atsushi Kitagawara create a breathtaking futuristic landscape on stage. As unique as the individuals in the piece is the musical collage of works by Brett Dean, John Cage and Benjamin Britten, among others, birdsong and African tribal rhythms.

Further productions this season

The Nutcracker

Ballet by Edward Clug after E.T.A. Hoffmann

Onegin

Ballet by John Cranko after Alexander Puschkin
Triple Bill

Pure Bliss

Inger