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BROKEN FALL / BEDROOM FOLK / WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN

Monday, 04. January 2021
08:15 pm – 10:35 pm
Nationaltheater

Duration est. 2 hours 20 minutes · Broken Fall (est. 08:15 pm - 08:40 pm ) · Bedroom Folk (est. 08:40 pm - 09:10 pm ) · With a Chance of Rain (est. 09:10 pm - 09:45 pm )

free of charge

Premiere at 04. January 2021

This performance will be broadcasted live via the internet as part of Staatsoper.TV.

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BROKEN FALL

Choreography
Russell Maliphant
Music
Barry Adamson
Lighting
Michael Hulls
Assistant Choreographer
Norbert Graf

Solistin
Jeanette Kakareka
Solist 1
Jinhao Zhang
Solist 2
Jonah Cook

BEDROOM FOLK

Choreography
Sharon Eyal
Assistant Choreographer
Gai Behar
Music
Ori Lichtik
Costume Design
Rebecca Hytting
Set Design
Thierry Dreyfus
Assistant Choreographer
Rebecca Hytting

Damen
Carollina Bastos, Elisa Mestres, Marta Navarrete Villalba, Vera Segova
Herren
Matteo Dilaghi, Severin Brunhuber, Nicholas Losada, Robin Strona

WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN

Choreography
Liam Scarlett
Music
Sergej W. Rachmaninow
Costume Design
Liam Scarlett
Lighting
Brad Fields
Assistant Choreographer
Kristen McGarrity, Liam Scarlett

Pianist
Dmitry Mayboroda
Damen
Elvina Ibraimova, Ksenia Ryzhkova, Laurretta Summerscales, Madison Young
Herren
Jonah Cook, Ariel Merkuri, Emilio Pavan, Jinhao Zhang
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Paradigma includes three choreographies by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar (Bedroom Folk), Russell Maliphant (Broken Fall), and Liam Scarlett (With a Chance of Rain). Each piece presented by the Bayerisches Staatsballett is a representation of current developments in the art of dance.  Just as every paradigm has an inherent structure, the evening is characterized also by the powers which contradict the dominant structure and thereby gain their creative potential. All three choreographies explicitly display these impulses by either following the given structure or by demonstrating a counterpoint and then setting a separate paradigm. In this exciting game of three choreographic handwritings, the ballet evening gains momentum.

 

Broken Fall is an exciting choreography for two male dancers and one female dancer, which was created by the British choreographer Russel Maliphant in 2003. Broken Fall addresses the human fear of falling in a permanently tense interaction. The work has last been staged in Munich in 2012 and will now be newly rehearsed.

The Israeli Sharon Eyal created Bedroom Folk together with Gai Behar in 2015 for the Nederlands Dans Theater 1. The choreography, which caused storms of enthusiasm at the premiere, is characterised by an ecstatic character. The beginning is marked by a strict rhythm and a close group formation. Over time, the strict arrangement dissolves and reveals a whole range of individual movement patterns. A pulse is continuously given by the electronic music, which at the same time forms a powerful centre of energy, but also forces the dancers to move forward.

With a Chance of Rain was created in 2014 for eight dancers of the American Ballet Theatre on piano preludes by Sergei Rachmaninow. These pieces are characterised by a late-Romantic tonal language in which the dramatic, the lyrical, the melancholy and the tragic are mixed. In the performance Dmitry Mayboroda takes on the pianistically extremely demanding works. The choreography of Liam Scarlett takes Rachmaninow's compositions as its starting point and develops an artistic response to the progressions and harmonies in piano music. A complex and fascinating web of relationship structures is created on stage. This reflects both the choreographer's intensive examination of the preludes created at the beginning of the 20th century and Liam Scarlett's narrative talent, which gives the abstract ballet a very personal touch.

 

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Biographies

Russell Maliphant, choreographer

Russell Maliphant trained at the Royal Ballet School and graduated into Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet Company before leaving to pursue a career in independent dance. As a dancer he worked with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Michael Clark & Company, Laurie Booth and Rosemary Butcher and also studied anatomy, physiology and bio-mechanics. He became certified as a practitioner of the Rolfing Method of Structural Integration in 1994 and this has subsequently informed both his teaching and choreographic work.

He created his first solo in 1992 and formed the Russell Maliphant Company in 1996 which has sought to integrate and explore elements from a diverse range of body practices and techniques, including classical ballet, contact improvisation, yoga, capoeira, tai chi & chi gong. He has collaborated closely with the lighting designer Michael Hulls, and in addition to working with his own company of dancers, has set works on renowned companies and artists including: Sylvie Guillem, Robert Lepage, The Ballet Boyz, Lyon Opera Ballet, Ricochet Dance Company, CobosMika, The Batsheva Ensemble, and Ballet de Lorraine.

In 2003, Russell created Broken Fall with Sylvie Guillem and George Piper Dances, commissioned by George Piper Dances and The Royal Ballet and was awarded an Olivier Award the same year. Broken Fall was restaged at Sadler’s Wells in autumn 2004 as part of a three ballet evening of Russell's work re-titled Rise and Fall, and was awarded a Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Best Choreography (Modern) in 2006. In autumn 2005, Russell and Guillem were reunited in a new programme entitled PUSH, produced in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells and which, like Rise and Fall has subsequently toured to sell-out audiences across the globe. Russell received a South Bank Show Award and an Oliver Award (2006) for the work.

He also worked on the collaboration titled Eonnagata, a new production created and performed with Sylvie Guillem and Robert Lepage which was produced by and premiered at Sadler’s Wells in March 2009. This piece is continuing to tour internationally during 2010 and 2011.

Throughout these projects, Russell continues to work with his own company, the Russell Maliphant Company, which acts as his creative lab for the development and presentation of new work in its own right with a national and international touring programme. The Company has recently been touring PUSH, reworked for and presented by two of the company dancers, and a new male solo, Flux for which Alexander Varona received the Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Best Emerging Dancer (Modern) for his performances. In 2007, the Company featured in Cast No Shadow, a new work exploring the ideas of identity and migration created in collaboration with the visual artists Isaac Julien which was presented at Sadler’s Wells and BAM in New York, amongst other places.

In Aril 2009, Two:Four:Ten, a retrospective of works created with Michael Hulls was produced by the Russell Maliphant Company and Sadler’s Wells and presented at the London Coliseum, featuring Russell, Dana Fouras and Daniel Proietto from the Russell Maliphant Company, Adam Cooper, Ivan Putrov from The Royal Ballet and Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur from English National Ballet.

In his recent work he produces, together with the Composer Mukul Patel, a new piece for the premiere Der gelbe Klang in April 2014 at the BallettFestwoche 2014.

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