Guest performance by the Danish Dance Theatre
Two-part dance evening with two international choreographers and their refreshing, physical vernacular
The title Waltz has inspired Spanish multi-artist and trailblazing choreographer Marcos Morau (artistic director of La Veronal, Spain) to blend dance, theatre, literature, art and photography. Morau delves deep into classical music and inquisitively challenges the greatest waltzes in history – all the way from Tchaikovsky to Strauss.
American Stephen Shropshire (formerly Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer at Noord Nederlandse Dans in Groningen, the Netherlands) is responsible for the second half of the evening. In this brand new piece, Shropshire with his powerful movement vernacular investigates human rituals and basic existential issues such as solitude and community. The piece features all-new compositions provided by sound designer Chris O'Connor, one of New Zealand's most respected living composers.
Waltz is a humorous and vivid modern dance performance created by two of the international dance scene’s most sought-after choreographers. Common to them both is artistic quality, extraordinary experiences and a refreshing, physical language.
Choreographers: Stephen Shropshire and Marcos Morau
Dancers: Danish Dance Theatre
Lighting designer: Jacob Bjerregaard
Music: Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Chris O’Connor, et al.
Expected duration: 1 hours and 20 minutes
incl. 1 interval
14.01.2017 - 22.01.2017
Today, Danish Dance Theatre is the foremost contemporary dance company in Denmark, as well as the largest. The company is composed of hand-picked dancers from all over the world. Danish Dance Theatre is an independent institution, with the Royal Opera House as a permanent base for the administration, dancers and technical staff. The company performs 60-80 performances per year, at national and International venues. More info ...