Hungarian National Ballet: Triple Dance
Budapest première
Budapest, Müpa Budapest, 12th, 13th and 14th of October
Three choreographies on the same evening, by three seminal artists of modern ballet: Johan Inger, Sharon Eyal, and William Forsythe. With new forms of movement and individual outlooks, all three pieces salute the classical tradition and technique.
The first piece, 'Walking Mad', said creator Johan Inger, is "a journey in which we encounter our fears, our longings and the lightness of being.”

The second piece is Sharon Eyal's choreography entitled Bedroom Folk. He said that 'as the practice session gets more and more difficult for the dancers we see more emotions surging onto the surface. My dancers can hardly breathe sometimes and occasionally they also have sleeping problems during the rehearsal time.'

As for the third piece, 'The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude', Balanchine was the model for the American choreographer William Forsythe. Characteristically taking the classical technique as the starting point of his works, Forsythe is not shy of extremes when it comes to developing on it. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is made for three male and two female dancers, it alternates between solos, duets, trios, and ensembles, set to the virtuosic and sublime last movement of Schubert's "Great” Symphony in C major.


2018.10.02