Kylián, Preljocaj & Timulak – three master choreographers, one unique evening
TOTALITY IN PARTS
WINGS OF WAX
Total running time The performance lasts about 2 hours 10 min, including two intervals
Two masters, Jiří Kylián and Angelin Preljocaj, are back at the Royal Swedish Ballet with narrative works based on epic tales such as Greek mythology’s Icarus and Archangel Gabriel’s meeting with the Virgin Mary. Rounding up this triple-bill is a new piece for the Royal Swedish Ballet by choreographer Lukáš Timulak, inspired by the avant-garde movement of the 1920s.
Here, the Royal Swedish Ballet demonstrates its tremendous breadth in an exclusive programme of three internationally acclaimed choreographers. A unique chance to experience ground breaking choreography performed by a company skilled in both classical and contemporary technique.
The starting point in many of Angelin Preljocaj’s works is a historical event or a myth. That is also the case in Annonciation. Here, he moves Archangel Gabriel’s meeting with the Virgin Mary to our times, creating strong girl power in a modern and intimate interpretation.
Lukáš Timulak is a choreographer who works in close collaboration with artists and composers. This creation, made for the Royal Swedish Ballet’s dancers, is inspired by the avant-garde movement of the 1920. Space and visual impressions are explored, creating a new sense of space that breaks against past form.
Wrapping up the evening, the Royal Swedish Ballet is once again presenting a work by Jiří Kylián called Wings of Wax. This visual, atmospheric work, inspired by the myth of Icarus, distinctly demonstrates the enormous vocabulary and creativity that Jiří Kylián possesses.
Don't miss the open rehersals with the Royal Swedish Ballet on October 6 and October 22 at 11.45 AM–1.00 PM. Entrance via Jakobs torg 8, buy tickets for 50 SEK via the links below.
On October 6 the choreographer's assistant Claudia de Smet will give an insight to both the style, approach and techniques of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj and his piece Annonciation. This rehearsal will be held in our studio "Målarsalen".
Be sure to get a glimpse behind the scenes and the making of the new dance piece Totality in Parts with the choreographer Lukáš Timulak at the open rehearsal on October 22. This rehearsal will be held in our studio "Målarsalen".
Don't miss the chance to meet the choreographers at our premiere talk in the Gold Foyer (Guldfoajén) on November 2 at 6 PM. Meet the choreographers Angelin Preljocaj and Lukáš Timulak as well as the Artistic Director Nicolas Le Riche. The 30-minute premiere talk will also be broadcasted live on our Facebook page ("Kungliga Operan"). Included in the performance ticket.