Elegance: The Art of Jiri Kilian - Three Ballets (Blu-ray) | Arthaus 109271

Elegance: The Art of Jiri Kilian - Three Ballets (Blu-ray)


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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 109271

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 30th September 2016



Nederlands Dans Theater


Nederlands Dans Theater


Three ballets by the master of modern dance, Jiří Kylián: Bella Figura, Sleepless and Birth-day

Bella Figura
Music by Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli

‘A journey in time – light and space, addressing the ambiguity of aesthetics – performances and dreams. Finding beauty in a grimace – in a knot of the mind – or in a physical contortion. It is like trying to perform a balancing act on the string of our umbilical cord.’ - Jiří Kylián

‘A dream of a choreography’ - De Telegraaf

Music by Dirk Haubrich, based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Adagio in C minor, K617

‘Moving – and being moved. Motion – and emotion. I have a fundamental interest in movement in space, between objects, and movements of the soul. The nature of moving is such, that if you move towards something, you automatically move away from something else. Are we really clear in our intentions? Are we really sure, that we want to move towards, or away from…?’ - Jiří Kylián

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘Between our Birth-day and our Death-day much time and energy, filled with creation, desire, love and confusion, is spent… and during much of this time we make fools of ourselves. Mozart, whose music I have chosen for this production, is the greatest example of someone whose time between day “A” and day “Z” was painfully limited, but who nevertheless has understood life in all its richness, fantasy, clownery and madness.’ - Jiří Kylián

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: DE, FR, ES, IT, NL
Running Time: 92 mins + 36 mins (Introduction)
Picture Format: 16:9
Region free
Resolution: 1080i High Definition
Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)

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