Ballet in Cinema: An Evening with Sol Leon & Paul Lightfoot
03/03/2013, 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM
$15/$12 Brooks members, free with VIP Film Pass. map
Netherlands Dans Theater’s in-house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot – heralded as “darlings of European contemporary ballet” by the New Yorker– take you with them to their artistic universe. You can see the characteristic style of the successful Spanish-British choreographer duo in the humorous “SH-Boom”, and enjoy the powerful theatrical “Same Difference,” set to music by Philip Glass. The closing performance of “Shoot the Moon,” also with the beautiful sounds of Glass, gives you a glimpse into the love lives of several characters. Please note: these performances contain male and female frontal nudity. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Shoot the Moon (Music by Philip Glass)
Shoot the Moon won the VSCD dance prize, ‘the Swan for best dance production 2005-2006’. “Lightfoot León demonstrate how powerfully and subtly a good choreography and good dance can communicate”. That is what the VSCD dance jury wrote when they gave the award to Paul Lightfoot and Sol León for this choreography. In Shoot the Moon you catch glimpses of the love life of three different couples. Revolving walls with striking black-and-white wallpaper create three separate rooms, each containing its own love story. The door to the other room always seems to be open and through the window a new world beckons.
Same Difference (Music by Philip Glass)
Same Difference (2007) is a theatrical piece in which Sol León and Paul Lightfoot let the dance speak not only figuratively, but literally as well. The dance idiom of the in-house choreographers is given an extra dimension that ‘fits them like a glove’ according to the Algemeen Dagblad. The piece is inspired by the chaotic influence of the ego on human beings, and how simple it is to distance yourself from it. Set on music by Philip Glass, this ballet pulls the spectator into a surrealistic world.
The humorous SH-Boom, created in 1994, is a playful ballet set on Vera Lynn and Stan Freberg evergreens where men in love try to impress women. Since its premiere, the original version of SH-Boom has been adapted and updated several times. The version presented in this programme has never been performed in the Netherlands. The ballet was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Production of the Year.
Nederlands Dans Theater | 2012 | 2 hours 14 minutes, including two intermissions.
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