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Furioso / When I am laid in earth

Ballet Vlaanderen / Meryl Tankard & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

dance
Sun 09 Dec 2018 15.00
introduction by vzw Stella Rossa - Gloria Carlier 14.15
start 15.00
expected end time 16.45

Masterly spectacular dance by the flemish ballet company

Furioso, by Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard, became a world sensation thanks to its virtuoso choreography, partly performed on ropes in the air. It is a fiery and passionate piece of dance theatre, in which the boundaries of masculinity and femininity are pushed to the limit. 

In the poignant aria 'When I am Laid in Earth', from Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, the mythical queen Dido laments her fate. Her lover Aeneas has sailed away. She is heartbroken and sees no other course but suicide. For his moving duet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui drew his inspiration from Purcell's music and lyrics, but simultaneously created a touching tribute to Pina Bausch, one of the 20th century’s most iconic choreographers. The aria was the dramatic highlight of Bausch’s famous Café Müller.

performers

Furioso
Meryl Tankard: choreography, direction & costumes
Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Elliott Sharp: music
Regis Lansac: scenography
Mikael Sylvest: lighting design
Janet Bridgman: rehearsal
Grayson Milwood, Ingrid Weisfelt: assistent rehearsal
Felicitas Willems: production management

Denzil Delaere, Philip Defrancq: tenor
Elisa Soster: soprano
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When I am laid in earth
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: choreography
Henry Purcell: music
Dries van Noten: costumes
Willy Cessa: lighting design

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Furioso
Meryl Tankard: choreography, direction & costumes
Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Elliott Sharp: music
Regi...

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Sun 09 Dec 2018 15.00
introduction by vzw Stella Rossa - Gloria Carlier 14.15
start 15.00
expected end time 16.45

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