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Jiri Kylian: Svadebka

Nederlands Dans Theater

Year: 1984, 25 mins
Code: AH-Svadebka

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Stravinsky's Les Noces (Svadebka) pictures the ceremony of a traditional Russian country wedding. The music, with its fast pace and intricate rhythmic structures, presents the composers greatest choreographic challenge.

Choreographer Jirí Kylián's work frequently manages to delve deeply into the mysteries of human existence, revealing its hidden aspects. His kinetic imagination vividly conjures up moods and situations of such intensity that the dance becomes an ideal medium for posing important existential questions and delving into social phenomena. 

Dedicated to bridge the gap between modern dance and classical ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater forged a reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting dance groups in Europe. Under Jiří Kylián’s visionary direction (from 1975 to 1999), the company’s international pre-eminence kept growing.

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Svadebka (Created:1982)

Joke Zijlstra, dancer
Gerald Tibbs, dancer
Jirí Kylian, choreographer
John MacFarlane, set and costume design
Music: Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces
Recorded in 1984.

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