Since the turn of the millennium, Great Britain has become a hotbed of contemporary dance. Ballet director Xin Peng Wang has selected three breathtaking creations from the wealth of British productions that have caused a worldwide sensation in recent years and combined them into an event of artistic awakening.
Wayne McGregor’s Eden | Eden (Dortmund premiere) explores the delicate relationship between the human body and technology. Based on Steve Reich’s composition Dolly, the part of his music theatre Three Tales dedicated to the clone sheep of the same name, the star choreographer re-examines the field of tension between humanity and science.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the outbreak of World War I (2014), Akram Khan, a Briton with biographical roots in Bangladesh, dedicated himself to the madness of dehumanisation and created his celebrated creation Dust for the English National Ballet to music by Jocelyn Pook. Previously seen only in the Anglo-American cultural sphere, this choreographic tour de force can be experienced for the first time on the European mainland.
Douglas Lee, who introduced himself to the Dortmund audience two years ago with his idiosyncratic poetic-mystical version of Little Red Riding Hood, has been commissioned to create the world premiere of Maquette.
“Dance full of woe and strength.” (The Independent on Akram Khan’s Dust)
“McGregor gets the blood pumping and the brain working.” (Tanzschrift.at)