See here the program booklet (4MB) for Download. Choreographies specially created for Kammerballetten by international award-winning artists will be presented. The musicians of Trio Vitruvi - with zhe special guest hartmut Rohde, viola - accompany the pieces live with cello, violin, and piano. The result will be an unforgettable evening in which chamber music and modern ballet form a new, moving symbiotic relationship.
The Pianist and artistic director of Kammerballetten, Alexander McKenzie states: "With Kammerballetten we want to bring the dialogue between music and dance to the stage. As a composer and musician, one of the most exciting moments for me is when I first experience a new choreography and in it the very personal output of this connection between music and dance. I am very grateful that we have already been able to attract so many choreographers to work with Kammerballetten. Especially in a space like the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, where every sound is directly con-veyed, I hope the audience might experience the intensity of these works.”
Oenothera - Choreography Tobias Praetorius / Music Franz Schubert, Nocturne, D. 897 / Dance Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Astrid Grarup Elbo, Ida Praetorius
Johannes Brahms - Andante, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60
Unravel - Choreography Kristian Lever / Music Maurice Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte / Dance Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Tobias Praetorius
Absolute Pitch Black - Choreography Sebastian Kloborg - Music Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne in c-sharp minor, arr. Niklas Walentin & Alexander McKenzie / Dance Emma McKenzie, Mathieu Rouaux, Alexander Stæger, Ryan Tomash, Carling Talcott-Steenstra
Neue Bahnen - Choreography Tobias Praetorius / Music Johannes Brahms, Adagio from Piano trio in B Major, Op. 8 / Dance Mayo Arii, Alban Lendorf
Unio - Choreography Ilya Jivoy / Music Pēteris Vasks, Plainscapes / Dance Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Emma McKenzie, Marcin Kupinski, Alexander Stæger, Ryan Tomash
Selvportræt - Choreography Paul Lightfoot / Music Alexander McKenzie / Dance Mikaela Kelly, Sebastian Pico Haynes, Toon Lobach
Estimated end time: 22:15
Trio Vitruvi: Niklas Walentin, violin, Jacob la Cour, violincello, Hartmut Rohde (guest for Brahms´ Piano Quartett), viola, Alexander McKenzie, piano
Mayo Arii, Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Astrid Grarup Elbo, Sebastian Pico Haynes, Mikaela Kelly, Marcin Kupinski, Alban Lendorf, Toon Lobach, Emma McKenzie, Ida Praetorius, Tobias Praetorius, Mathieu Rouaux, Alexander Stæger, Carling Talcott -Steenstra, Ryan Tomash
125 Minutes (incl. one interval)
Kammerballetten was founded in 2018 by Trio Vitruvi with Niklas Walentin, violin, Jacob la Cour, cello, and Alexander McKenzie, piano, and has since presented world premieres of new ballet works at the Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen and at international festivals. Kammerballetten is supported by Augustinus Fonden, Copenhagen.
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