George Oliveira ©AB
Le Wang ©AB
Kaori Tajima & George Oliveira ©AB
Lucas Threefoot ©AB
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George Oliveira ©AB
Le Wang ©AB
Kaori Tajima & George Oliveira ©AB
Lucas Threefoot ©AB

Gods and Dogs

JIRI KYLIAN

The individual confronting reality and his or her attempts at mastering or avoiding difficulties is one of the key themes in Jirí Kylián's work. Gods and Dogs (2008) explores this same thought process by reflecting on the way in which we dress and the underlying motives that prompt us to choose one item of clothing over another. We spend our entire lives wearing clothes like masks, swapping and changing them depending on circumstance and the way in which others see us. Here again, the viewer can sense Jirí Kylián's fascination for the behaviour of the individual attempting to find his or her place in a society formed of blurred boundaries.


Choreography: Jiri Kylian
Music: Dirk Haubrich (new composition)
Choice of existing music of L.v.Beethoven: Jiri Kylian
Computer controlled projection: Tatsuo Unemi, Daniel Bisig, Assistanted by: Harmen Straatman
Costumes: Joke Visser
Scenography : Jiri Kylián
Lighting: Kees Tjebbes
Assistant choreographer: Urtzi Aranburu

Premiere by the Nederlands Dans Theater 2, on November 13rd 2008, Lucent Danstheater, La Haye
Premiere by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, on April 28th 2016, Grimaldi Forum Monaco