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Robbins/Balanchine

Playing from 21 October to 18 November


THE CONCERT

CHOREOGRAPHY
Jerome Robbins
MUSIC
Frédéric Chopin
COSTUMES
Irene Sharaff
SET DESIGN
Saul Steinberg
LIGHT
Jennifer Tipton, adaption Kevin Briard


IN THE NIGHT

CHOREOGRAPHY
Jerome Robbins
MUSIC
Frédéric Chopin
COSTUMES
Anthony Dowell
LIGHT
Jennifer Tipton, adaption Kevin Briard


THEME AND VARIATIONS

CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust
MUSIC
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
COSTUMES
Karin Erskine
LIGHT
Kevin Briard
Conductor
Marie Rosenmir
Running time
Approx. 2 hours incl. two intervals.

THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET interpret three modern CLASSICS


THE CONCERT


Jerome Robbins is one of the foremost American choreographers, known for having choreographed and directed West Side Story (1957). In 1949 he was appointed assistant artistic director of the New York City Ballet, founded by George Balanchine the year before. The Concert – subtitled The Perils of Everybody (1956) – is one of Robbins’ best-known works. It tells the story of a visit to the theatre from the point of view of the audience with great wit and charm. The music – nine piano pieces by Chopin performed by Terés Löf on a grand piano centre stage – and the way it affects the audience is central to the work.

IN THE NIGHT


Jerome Robbins developed Balanchine’s neoclassical style and incorporated the showier style of Broadway musicals. In In the Night from 1970 Robbins combines extrovert narrative ballet with classical music. Three couples of different ages and in different stages of their relationship dance to Chopin’s bittersweet nocturnes – performed by Anna Christensson – and the nuances of their relationships are expressed through dance.

THEME AND VARIATIONS


Finally, a work by George Balanchine. Balanchine, with origin in Georgia, was a choreographer with the Ballets Russes in Paris. He later moved to the United States where he founded the School of American Ballet, and later the New York City Ballet. His importance to dance cannot be overstated. He created around 400 choreographies, many of them iconic. Theme and Variations from 1947 is one example of these modern classics. Performed to the final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 – here performed by Marie Rosenmir conducting the Royal Swedish Orchestra – Balanchine’s abstract ballet celebrates early Russian ballet but is also forward-looking.


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Peformance dates

Cast (with reservation for changes)
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Cast

THE CONCERT

1st Man (Scarf man)
2nd Man (with tie)
Solo pianist

IN THE NIGHT

Solo pianist

THEME AND VARIATIONS

Conductor

Royal Swedish Ballet
Royal Swedish Orchestra
Pianists Anna Christensson & Terés Löf



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