Khan – Cunningham – Forsythe

Ballet Vlaanderen - West (trailer Shahrazad & Pond Way)

Khan – Cunningham – Forsythe

Ballet Vlaanderen

Especially for Leuven, Ballet of Flanders presents a mixed bill with iconic pieces from recent dance history. Merce Cunningham created Pond Way after seeing an exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s characteristic dot grids of natural landscapes. Through a meditative choreography a group of dancers evoke an image of ripples across water. Approximate Sonata is choreographed by William Forsythe created for a Beethoven sonata but performed to a fragmented composition by Thom Willems. This creates a tension between dance and music in which the dancers, in Forsythe’s distinctive neoclassical style, drive themselves to extremes. In Kaash, the Hindi word for ‘if only’, the British-Bengali choreographer Akram Khan depicts a vision inspired by Shiva. His unique dance style is rooted in Indian Kathak dance. The world famous artist Anish Kapoor translates this transcendent theme into poetic scenography. 


        

Pond Way Original production Merce Cunningham Dance Company | Premiere Parijs, 11 januari 1998 | Pond Way is performed with authorisation of the Merce Cunningham Trust All rights reserved | Choreography Merce Cunningham | Music Brian Eno, New Ikebukkuro voor 3 cd-spelers | Decor Roy Lichtenstein, Landscape with Boat (1996) | Costumes Suzanne Gallo | Lighting David Covey | Rehearsals Andrea Weber | Production advisor Carrie Wood
Approximate SonataOriginal production Ballett Frankfurt | Premiere Frankfurt am Main, 20 januari 1996 | Choreography William Forsythe | Music Thom Willems | Decor and lighting William Forsythe | Costumes Stephen Galloway | Rehearsals Antony Rizzi
Kaash Original production Akram Khan Company | Premiere Créteil, 28 maart 2002 | Choreography Akram Khan | Music Nitin Sawhney | Decor Anish Kapoor | Costumes Kimie Nakano | Lighting Aideen Malone | Rehearsals Eulalia Ayguade, Kristina Alleyne, Sade Alleyne

  • Ballet Vlaanderen - West (trailer Approxmiate Sonata)
  • Trailer East (Akram Khan, Ohad Naharin, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Ballet Vlaanderen - West (teaser Pond Way)
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