The choreographers of the four-part Dream Play share a certain musicality. The evening includes a premiere from Jo Strømgren, resident choreographer and elder statesman of Norwegian dance and dramatic art. In the blue ballet Lamentate, danced to the music of Arvo Pärt, he shows more of his classical side.
With his revelations of beauty in Multiplicity, White Darkness, Por vos muero and Arcangelo, Nacho Duato has shown an aesthetic sense suited to Norwegian audiences. We now have a new Norwegian premiere from the Spanish master.
Swedish choreographer Johan Inger's award-winning Dream Play is an abstract but also telling work danced to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The story of the rite of spring is related here as a daydream, erotic and almost aggressive in its energy. The Norwegian National Ballet dances Inger's choreography for the first time.
With their distinctive, at times Chaplin-esque expression, León & Lightfoot like to play on emotional strings: their choreography speaks directly to the audience. Five years after the Norwegian National Ballet first staged a ballet by the duo, we meet again in the high-energy Skew Whiff.