The National Ballet of Canada – Danse Danse present a triple bill

the second detail + Spectre de la Rose + Chroma

Led by Artistic Director KAREN KAIN, one of the most gifted classical dancers of her era, THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA boasts a roster of 72 dancers and a repertoire that includes works by the world’s most celebrated artists. In their second appearance with Danse Danse, the National Ballet will present a modern triple bill by three world renowned choreographers. The evening will begin with the second detail by William Forsythe, an anarchic writhy comedy set to the rhythmic music of Thom Willems. Next is Spectre de la Rose, a thematic re-imagining of Michel Fokine’s 1911 landmark ballet of the same name, by German choreographer Marco Goecke. The evening will conclude with Chroma, a luminous exploration that redefines the future of modern dance, by the brilliant British choreographer Wayne McGregor. See these three unique works in one thrilling evening!

the second detail, William Forsythe (Premiere: 1991, The National Ballet of Canada)
American choreographer William Forsythe has created more than one hundred works over the past four decades. Artistic Director of the celebrated Ballett Frankfurt from 1984 to 2005, Forsythe is a key figure in contemporary ballet and a source of inspiration for many choreographers. In the second detail, a piece for 14 dancers, he employs contemporary movements of organized chaos, playing with geometric compositions and rhythmic differences. Set to dynamic electronic music by Thom Willems, the piece has retained all its power of fascination since it was created on The National Ballet of Canada in 1991.

Spectre de la Rose, Marco Goecke (Premiere: 2009, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: 2014)
The German dancer and choreographer Marco Goecke is Resident Choreographer at Stuttgart Ballet and Associate Choreographer at Nederlands Dans Theater.   Celebrated for his dark, avant-garde versions of ballet classics, Goecke’s re-imagined version of Michel Fokine’s landmark 1911 ballet, Spectre de la Rose, was created in 2009 to mark the centenary of Ballets Russes. It is the story of a young girl who has just come back from a ball. Falling asleep with a rose in her hands, she dreams of the spirit of the rose, who appears by jumping through her window, dances with her and disappears before she wakes up. In Goecke’s version, the Spirit of the Rose plays a central part in the narrative and the role of the young girl is enriched by the personality of the spirit, electrically personified by a group of six male dancers.

Chroma, Wayne McGregor (Premiere: 2006, The Royal Ballet; The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: 2010)
The recipient of numerous awards and commissions from major international institutions, the brilliant British choreographer Wayne McGregor wowed Danse Danse audiences with his astounding and fascinating pieces, Entity (2011) and FAR (2014). McGregor’s work, Chroma, which garnered three major awards following its premiere at The Royal Ballet in 2006, will make its Quebec debut by dancers of The National Ballet of Canada. Defying once again the laws of anatomy, Chroma is a luminous exploration of the architecture of the human body.

Length: 2 hours including intermissions

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