07:30 pm | Nationaltheater


Sol León, Paul Lightfoot

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Choreography Sol León, Paul Lightfoot. Music Max Richter, Philip Glass.

Ballet in two parts (2005, 2010)

recommended for 14 years and older

Duration est. 2 hours

Silent Screen est. 07:30 pm - 08:15 pm Interval est. 08:15 pm - 08:45 pm Schmetterling est. 08:45 pm - 09:30 pm

Information about the hall plan 
In Schmetterling, the orchestra pit is built over and used as an extended stage area. Therefore, in the 3rd tier and gallery , in the central seats in rows 3 and 4, there are viewing restrictions for about 70% of the 2nd act. You can see the hall plan here.

Van Cleef & Arpels

The Schmetterling double bill ballet performance unites Silent Screen and Schmetterling, two choreographies by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot – two of the formative pieces of their work. The two dance creators’ successful artistic collaboration dates back to 1989. Together, they’ve created more than 60 world premieres for the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), where they were resident choreographers from 2002 to 2020. The Bayerisches Staatsballett is the first company to rehearse both Silent Screen and Schmetterling apart from the NDT. Both pieces are characterised by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s unmistakeable dance language, excelling with its technical finesse and a pronounced talent for theatricality. Underlying every step, gesture and figure is an emotional attitude, a narrative content or a poetic concept. Unfurled here in both ballets is human existence as a specific space of experience, spreading out between lust for life and consciousness of death.