"In the middle, somewhat elevated is…like going on safari, watching exotic creatures prowl through their native habitat and pounce into displays of territorial command." –San Francisco Chronicle
Explosive energy. High attitude. Cool sexuality. This mixed rep has it all - and then some. The Four Temperaments was a milestone for George Balanchine, introducing the spare classicism he would employ throughout his career. His choreographic influence is evident in the works that follow. William Forsythe's In the middle somewhat elevated is in-your-face dance. Jiri Kylián's Petite Mort is filled with eroticism and his delightfully comic Sechs Tanze (Six Dances) provides levity. From three of the most influential dance makers of the last hundred years comes a truly masterful program.
7:30 PM on May 22, 24, 30, 31, 2014 2:00 PM on May 25, June 1, 2014
The Four Temperaments (1946) Music: Paul Hindemith Choreography: George Balanchine Lighting Design: Tony Tucci
In the middle, somewhat elevated (1987) Music: Thom Willems Choreography: William Forsythe Costume, lighting and scenic design: William Forsythe
Petite Mort (1991) Music: W.A. Mozart (Piano Concerto in A Major – Adagio, and Piano Concerto in C Major – Andante) Choreography: Jiří Kylián Costume Design: Joke Visser Lighting Design: Joop Caboort
Sechs Tanze (Six Dances) (1986) (Houston Ballet Premiere) Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Choreography, scenery and costumes: Jiří Kylián Lighting Design: Joop Caboort