Trailer Shadows: phenomenal ballets about war, power and hope | Dutch National Ballet

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One of the most gripping works in the history of twentieth-century dance is without a doubt Kurt Jooss’ anti-war ballet The Green Table. Because Dutch National Ballet always strives to offer a programme that is as relevant as possible, it feels like the right choice to revive this important and, unfortunately, currently so topical choreography now, in this time of war. We have, therefore, chosen to replace the original season opener Celebrate! with the programme Shadows. In addition to The Green Table, this programme features a beautiful, hopeful work by Wayne McGregor and a world premiere by Milena Sidorova to Mozart’s Symphony No. 25.


World premiere
Choreography Milena Sidorova
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dutch premiere
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Leonard Bernstein

The Green Table
Choreography Kurt Jooss
Music F.A. Cohen

Musical accompaniment
Dutch Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Rowe, and the chorus of Cappella Amsterdam, directed by Daniel Reuss

Olga Khoziainova
Mikhail Murach

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