St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (premiere of the revival)
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (premiere of the revival

one-act ballet

XIII Ballet Festival MARIINSKY



Choreography by William Forsythe
Music: Thom Willems
Staging, lighting and costumes: William Forsythe

Premiere: 21 November 2002, Ballett Frankfurt

Running time 20 minutes

The Forsythe Company is supported by the city of Dresden and the state of Saxony as well as the city of Frankfurt am Main and the state of Hesse. The Forsythe Company is Company-in-Residence of both HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. With special thanks to the Kulturstiftung ALTANA for supporting The Forsythe Company.
N.N.N.N. is one intellect in four embodiments; four people, inextricably and mysteriously linked with each other. To the tranquil splashes of Thom Willems’ music they enter some complex and tense interaction. Their arms, legs, heads and bodies become individual voices that form counterpoint. In notes, these people record the voices of their bodies: initially in a slow tempo and then faster and faster. Gradually they grow to become one organism uniting in a single surge of impetuous movements of their arms, bending of their joints and a deep, sharpened sense of time
Age category 12+

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