St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Forsythe at the Mariinsky

one act ballets

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Steptext

Music: J. S. Bach ("Partita No. 2 BWV1004 in D minor, Chaconne" performed: Nathan Milstein)
Choreography: William Forsythe
Staging, lighting and costumes: William Forsythe
Assistant Choreographer: Aaron Sean Watkin

World premiere: 11 January, 1985, Aterballetto, Italy
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 3 March, 2004

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet Steptext was made possible by the support of Kultur-Stiftung der Deutsche Bank

Two Ballets in the Manner of the Late 20th Century

 

I. Approximate Sonata

Music: Thom Willems, tricky: Pumpkin
Choreography, staging and lighting: William Forsythe
Costumes: Stephen Galloway
Assistant Choreographer: Noah D. Gelber

Premiere: 20 January 1996, Ballett Frankfurt
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 24 March 2005

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet Approximate Sonata at the Mariinsky Theatre was made possible by a generous gift from Mrs Bettina von Siemens

II. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Music: Franz Schubert (Symphony No. 9 in C major, Finale)
Choreography, staging and lighting: William Forsythe
Costumes: Stephen Galloway
Assistant Choreographer: Noah D. Gelber

Premiere: 20 January 1996, Ballett Frankfurt
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 3 March 2004

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude was made possible by the support of Kultur-Stiftung der Deutsche Bank

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Music: Thom Willems in collaboration with Leslie Stuck
Choreography: William Forsythe
Staging, lighting and costumes: William Forsythe
Assistant Choreographer: Kathryn Bennets

World premiere: 30 May, 1987, Opera de Paris
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 3 March, 2004

The production of William Forsythe´s ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated was made possible by the support of Kultur-Stiftung der Deutsche Bank

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Age category 6+

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