Three choreographers, three dance debates on the themes of restlessness and standstill: the Staatsballett Hannover celebrated its online premiere on November 8th, 2020 with choreographies by Juliano Nunes “MOONLIGHT”, Jiří Kylián “DOUBLE YOU” and Lukáš Timulak “MASCULINE / FEMININE”.
On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, the young Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes created his first commissioned work in Germany for the Hanover State Ballet. In “Moonlight” Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, which was written under the most severe physical strain, is contrasted with Juliano Nunes' contemporary choreographic handwriting. Jiří Kylián's solo “Double You” depicts life in its vulnerability. At the same time it is an ode to the human willingness to risk everything. Lukáš Timulak plays in “Masculine / Feminine” with stereotypical role models of men and women.
In his piece "Moonlight" Juliano Nuñes contrasts Beethoven's piano sonata No. 29 in B flat major, op. 106, which was created under the most difficult artistic and physical conditions, with his contemporary choreographic handwriting. Driven by the progressive deafness, social isolation and financial problems Beethoven composed his "Hammerklavier Sonata".
Jiří Kylián's ballets are known around the world for putting humanity first. His solo "Double You" depicts life in all its severity and vulnerability. At the same time it is an ode to the human willingness to risk everything. The choreographer used a metaphor to describe this ability: as if balancing on a thin rope over an abyss, in the firm belief that he could reach the other side.
In the third piece of the evening, "Masculine / Feminine", Lukáš Timulak plays with stereotypical role models of men and women. The ballet, created in 2011 for the Nederlands Dans Theater, depicts situations in which the audience can find themselves smiling.
Marco Goecke, artistic director & chief choreographer
Christian Blossfeld, deputy artistic director
Takako Nishi, Ludovico Pace, ballet masters
Esther Dreesen-Schaback, dramaturge
Ozkan Ayik, Francisco Banos Diaz, Sandra Bourdais, Ana Paula Camargo,
Marta Cerioli, Michelangelo Chelucci, Conal Francis-Martin, Maurus Gauthier, Rosario Guerra, Lilit Hakobyan, Alessandra La Bella, Chiara Pareo, Jisoo Park, Robert Robinson, Tommy Rous, Adam Russell-Jones, Veronica Segovia Torres, Michele Seydoux, Davide Sioni, Vantell-Boateng Smith, Louis Steinmetz, Javier Ubell, Jamal Uhlmann, Laura Nicole Vigano, Adria Vilar Alguero, Giovanni Visone, Xenia Wiest, Giada Zanotti, Nikita Zdravkovic